Cauliflower and broccoli may look similar but if you don’t like broccoli, you still ought to give cauliflower a try!
Cauliflower is in the same veggie family as broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprout, kale, and collard greens. These vegetables are called cruciferous vegetables.
Not sure how you feel about cauliflower? Well, King Louis XIV (a French King in the 1600s) was one of cauliflower’s biggest fans. He demanded it to be served at many of his fancy palace dinners. Next time you’re eating cauliflower you can pretend to feel like french royalty. 👸🇫🇷🤴
When you’re picking out cauliflower at the store, make sure to find one that is dense/tight and heavy. Avoid picking one with dark spots or mildew.
Cauliflower may look like a boring, ordinary vegetable but it is an excellent source of nutrition! Research has shown that substances called glucosinolates, which are found in cauliflower, can help protect your body from cancer! 🙌
Below are some other nutrients that cauliflower contains high amounts of:
- Vitamin C: needed for proper growth and good immunity
- Vitamin K: important for healthy bones and tissues
- Folate: helps the body make new cells
In the past few years cauliflower has been turned into foods that you might not typically associate with cauliflower, such as: cauliflower pizza crust, cauliflower rice, cauliflower mashed potatoes, cauliflower tortillas, and the list goes on!
The list below will give you some simple ways to add more cauliflower to your diet:
- Use as a salad topping
- Add it to a soup
- Mix it into some Mac and Cheese
- Roast it with your favorite spices/herbs
- Dip it in some hummus
- Add it to a stir fry
Do you have any other ways you like to eat cauliflower?
When you think of cauliflower, you probably picture it as white. Cauliflower can also be found in orange, purple, and green varieties! These different colors vary in taste and if cooked for too long can lose some of their nice color.
Information for this post came from verywellfit.com and snaped.fns.usda.gov/seasonal-produce-guide/cauliflower