Cauliflower is a cultivar within the species Brassica oleracea, in the family Brassicaceae. Typically, only the head (the white curd) is eaten while the stalk and surrounding thick, green leaves are discarded.
Cauliflower is very nutritious, and may be eaten cooked, raw or pickled. It belongs to the cruciferous vegetable family, which includes kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, collard greens, rutabaga and turnips. These nutrition powerhouses supply loads of nutrients for little calories.
Cauliflower is high in fiber and water. A high-fiber intake has been associated with a significantly lower risk of developing:
Cauliflower also contains sulfur-containing phytonutrients. These compounds trigger the liver to produce enzymes that can detoxify cancer-causing chemicals.
We recommend you shop with Woolworths or Harris Farm Markets for your cauliflower. If you are stick with recipe ideas, Marley Spoon sends tasty recipes and fresh ingredients directly to your door, making it easy to cook a delicious meal at home.
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