Cauliflower, cultivar unknown
|Cultivar group||Botrytis Group|
|Cultivar group members||Many; see text.|
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.
History. Cauliflower was originally grown in Asia around the Mediterranean Sea. Cauliflower has been grown and eaten across Europe since the 1500s
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
- 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?
- 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 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.
|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|
|Total lipid (fat)||0 g|
|Carbohydrate, by difference||4.71 g|
|Sugars, total including NLEA||2.35 g|
|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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