Cauliflower is a member of the Cruciferous family along with vegetables like broccoli, kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and is gaining worldwide popularity as more and more people are adapting a plant based, gluten-free, low carb diet-cauliflower qualifies for all that and it is such a versatile vegetable that even TIME Magazine dubbed cauliflower ” The new IT Vegetable”.
Cauliflower is a nutrient-packed choice. It’s full of good-for-you vitamins and minerals, including potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin K, folate and dietary fiber. It contains amino acids, and helps with cancer prevention, losing weight, lowering cholesterol levels, and improving gut health. In fact, each cup of cauliflower delivers nearly all of the vitamin C most adults require in one day.
We love how versatile cauliflower is. Cauliflower absorb flavors from other foods and spices which enhances the delicate flavor of the cauliflower. Cauliflower can be added to pretty much any dish you want, from your favorite curry,burritos, pastas, rice, parathas, pizzas,salads,dips,raitas,to soups.
While buying cauliflower look for cauliflower that has a creamy white color with densely packed florets that are free of blemishes, browning or wet spots. Check to make sure there are no pests or worms in between the florets. Refrigerate raw cauliflower, tightly wrapped, for 3 to 5 days .According to the Environmental Working Group cauliflower contain some of the lowest product pesticides levels making them okay to buy conventional. Still, make sure to wash them well.
Here are some delicious Indian Recipes that you can make with oh so versatile cauliflower.
Indian Cauliflower Sabzi, Curry & Poriyal Recipes