Cauliflower

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Did You Know?

A high intake of cauliflower has been associated with reduced risk of prostate cancer.

Cauliflower is an annual plant that reproduces by seed.

Cauliflower can be white, purple, green, or orange.

Nutrition

Cauliflower is very low in fat and carbs, but high in dietary fiber, folate, and vitamins C, K, and B6.

Shopping and Storage

When shopping for cauliflower, look for those with clean, creamy white, compact heads. Spotted or dull cauliflower heads should be avoided. Heads that are surrounded by thick green leaves are better protected and will be fresher. Size does not affect quality.

Refrigerated in a plastic bag, uncooked cauliflower will keep for up to a week. To prevent moisture from developing in the floret clusters, store with the stem side down. If you buy pre-cut cauliflower florets, eat them within one or two days as they will spoil more quickly. Cooked cauliflower should be eaten within two to three days, and stored in the refrigerator after cooking.

Preparation

Cauliflower can be eaten raw, added to salads, roasted, sautéed, puréed, steamed, or boiled. A great way to add cauliflower into your diet is to purée some into your mashed potatoes!