The Humble Cauliflower

Humble and perhaps plain in its natural state, the cauliflower can be transformed into just about any flavour or texture you ask it to! It is a blank canvas ready to be transformed into a cooking masterpiece.

In addition to being really versatile, cauliflower has some wonderful qualities. Here are just a few:

  • It promotes Heart Health: Cauliflower helps in maintaining the heart and the cardiovascular system.
  • It lowers Cholesterol Levels: Cauliflower’s nutritional benefits include it being a rich source of fiber. This fiber helps in lowering our cholesterol levels.
  • It builds a Healthy Immune System: Cauliflower also contains antioxidants which act as an anti-inflammatory agent and help build a healthy immune system.
  • It Promotes Weight Loss: Cauliflower also helps us to lose weight. Cauliflower contains vitamin C which is key in burning fat. It also contains folate which again helps in weight loss. One cup of cauliflower contains about 30 calories. It is one of the non-starchy food items that can be eaten in unlimited quantity.
  • It Detoxifies the Body System: Cauliflower helps the body to activate enzymes in the liver that aids in detoxifying many organs thus protecting the system from any harm
  • It Aids in Fighting Cancer: Cauliflower contains sulforaphane, a sulfur compound that has also been shown to kill cancer stem cells, thereby slowing tumor growth. Some researchers believe eliminating cancer stem cells may be key to controlling cancer.

I asked you what your favourite Cauliflower recipe was and this is what YOU said:

Ullricke:

I just steam the cauliflower in my steamer for 15 min…love the warm taste of natural veggies.

Alison:

Cauliflower mash is our absolute best!

Other ideas were:

  • Add steamed cauliflower to mashed potatoes to sneak more vegetables in your dinner.
  • Purée cauliflower and use it to create a healthier pasta sauce.
  • Use cauliflower to make a healthier pizza base

For some traditional indulgence, here is a video explaining how to make the classic Cauliflower Cheese. What is your favourite recipe? Share it below!

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