The humble cauliflower has several characteristics that make it an extremely beneficial veg and it's high time we incorporated it into all our diets.
Originally from China, cauliflowers are now grown all over the world, not only are they super versatile and tasty, but they are also incredibly nutritious.
Nutrients and Antioxidants
- Naturally high in B-vitamins, cauliflower is an invaluable source of antioxidants and phytonutrients. Some of them, specifically carotenoid and flavonoid antioxidants, may reduce the risk of several illnesses, including heart disease, according to some studies.
- It also contains fiber that helps enhance weight loss and digestion.
- Cauliflower is a source of choline, which is essential for learning and memory and it is involved in brain development and the production of neurotransmitters that are necessary for a healthy nervous system. Additionally, it helps prevent cholesterol from accumulating in the liver.
- The skin, heart and circulatory system will also benefit from the intake of this vegetable.
Easy to incorporate
Cauliflower is a great alternative to grains as you can use it to make cauliflower rice, pizza bases and tortillas. You can add it to salads, curries or simply enjoy it with hummus. Although cooking it may be better as some people may have a hard time digesting raw cruciferous veg.
One cup of raw cauliflower provides:
- 77% of daily vitamin C needs
- 20% percent of daily vitamin K needs
- 10% percent of daily needs for vitamin B6 and folate
So without further ado, we bring you a delicious recipe for roasted cauliflower with spices, almonds and yogurt sauce. An absolute show-stopper.