While we will always encourage you to eat a rainbow-hued plate full of colorful fruits and vegetables for better health, cauliflower, with its creamy white florets, is also an important addition to the cancer-fighting plate. This modest looking vegetable provides a host of vitamins, including C, B6, K, folate, potassium, manganese, protein, and thiamine. Plus, you don’t have to stick white cauliflower – the golden yellow, purple and glorious pale green Romesco varieties are a bit flashier.

Like all plants in the brassica family, cauliflower contains indole-3-carbinol, and sulfur compounds, that have been shown to help protect against some types of cancers. Learn more about brassica vegetables and how they help to lower the risk of cancer here.

Chef Tips

Cauliflower is abundant and fresh in the late summer and autumn. When selecting cauliflower, make sure the heads are firm, creamy white, feel heavy and compact. Avoid any with brown spots, discoloration or yellowing leaves. Cauliflower can keep for five days in the refrigerator.

Gone are the days of over-boiled, mushy cauliflower. Cook it right, and you’ll be surprised how delicious it can taste. Try our Spicy Oven Roasted Cauliflower using coconut oil, turmeric, and cumin.  For a simple side dish, toss pieces of cauliflower in extra virgin olive oil, marjoram, and salt and pepper. Roast until the florets turn soft and brown. Eat as is, or drizzle on balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. For a more nutritious version of the comfort food classic mac ‘n’ cheese, try using lightly steamed cauliflower florets in place of the macaroni. Cooked cauliflower can be “mashed” with potatoes to boost nutrient value. Bags of “riced” cauliflower are also becoming widely available in frozen foods sections and are an easy way to add nutrients to any rice dish. Cauliflower is also an Indian food classic and is delicious in curries.

Recipes You Might Also Like...

Green Tea Granita Recipe Image

Green Tea Granita

Rated 5 out of 5
15 min prep
Miso Sesame Dressing Recipe Image

Miso Sesame Dressing

Rated 4 out of 5
15 min prep
Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe Image

Pineapple Fried Rice

Rated 4 out of 5
20 min prep

Reviews & Comments

No reviews yet.

Leave a Review or Comment

Your review has successfully been submitted. Our moderators will post once they have reviewed it.

Please Login

In order to post your review, we ask that you please login or sign up!