Cauliflower

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Cauliflower
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Cauliflower, cultivar unknown
SpeciesBrassica oleracea
Cultivar groupBotrytis Group
OriginNortheast Mediterranean
Cultivar group membersMany; see text.
Cauliflower
Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a vegetable that has a compact head of white undeveloped edible flowers.

It is a plant having a large edible head of crowded white flower buds that is rich in nutrients.

It derives it's name from the Italian word cavalfiori meaning cabbage flower.

Nutritional nutritional information

  • Cauliflower is one of the many cruciferous vegetables in the same family as broccoli.
  • Did you know why cauliflower is white while broccoli is green? - A lack of exposure to sunlight does not allow chlorophyll, which is the color-producing component of cauliflower to develop and therefore, the head remains white.
  • Cauliflower is a compact head of undeveloped white flower buds.
  • The compact head of the cauliflower is also called the “curd”.
  • There are several types of cauliflower. (It comes in white, yellow, purple and green.)
  • A half cup of cauliflower provides 100% of your daily recommended vitamin C which is needed by the body to form collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle, and blood vessels, and aids in the absorption of iron.
  • You can eat cauliflower raw or cooked - it can be steamed, boiled, roasted, mashed or grilled. It also can be made into a soup.

Nutritional history

History. Cauliflower was originally grown in Asia around the Mediterranean Sea. Cauliflower has been grown and eaten across Europe since the 1500s

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Keto meter 2 - keto friendly

Keto friendliness of Cauliflower

Cauliflower has a net carbohydrates (total carbs minus fiber) of about (4.71-1.2) which is considered keto friendly

Interesting facts about Cauliflower

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  • Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable? (Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, kohlrabi and brussel sprouts contain certain nutrients that contribute to the reduction of cancer.)
  • Cauliflower is a compact head of undeveloped white flower buds
  • that the compact head of the cauliflower is also called the “curd”?
  • Cauliflower’s closest relative is broccoli
  • You can eat cauliflower raw or cooked?
  • It also can be made into a soup.

Why is cauliflower white?

  • a lack of exposure to sunlight does not allow chlorophyll which is the color producing component of cauliflower to develop and therefore, the head remains white?

Types

  • there are two types of cauliflower. (The two types are white cauliflower and green cauliflower. The green is a hybrid of white cauliflower and broccoli and is called “broccoflower”. The green variety is less dense than the white, cooks more quickly, and has a milder taste.)

Rich in vitamin C

  • ½ cup of cauliflower provides 100% of your daily recommended vitamin C? (Vitamin C is needed by the body to form collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle, and blood vessels, and aids in the absorption of iron.) A 100 gram reference amount of raw cauliflower provides 25 calories.

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Cauliflower Recipes

Cauliflower pizza

Cauliflower rice

Cauliflower rice can be made by taking the florets (sections of the cauliflower) and pulsing them through a food processor until it resembles the consistency of rice. Sauté in olive oil and salt and pepper.

CAULIFLOWER
Portion 100 g
Fiber, total dietary 1.2 g
Calcium, Ca 0 mg
Iron, Fe 0 mg
Vitamin A, IU 0 IU
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 24.7 mg
Protein 1.18 g
Total lipid (fat) 0 g
Carbohydrate, by difference 4.71 g
Energy 29 kcal
Sugars, total including NLEA 2.35 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium, Na 29 mg
Fatty acids, total saturated 0 g


Nutritional information on Cauliflower

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NB:Carbohydrate, by difference(total carbs-fiber) is also called net carbs

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