This versatile vegetable deserves all the praise.
Amidst the captivating colours of other well-celebrated superfoods, this colourless vegetable often gets overlooked. Do you intentionally put aside these white florets because you don’t like its taste? Well, scoop a ladle full of this humble vegetable on your plate because cauliflowers are the new superfood in town! Here are a few reasons you should enjoy this cruciferous vegetable.
High in nutrients
Cauliflower is high in Vitamin C which helps your body maintain its immune system. It also provides you with Vitamin K that protects your bone health. Folate, potassium and magnesium are just a few of the other minerals you will be treating your body with when you chow down on this delicious vegetable. Cauliflower also has a lot of fibre which aids digestion and weight loss. At just 30 calories a cup, all these benefits sound like a win!
It’s good for your brain
Cauliflower contains an important nutrient called choline. Choline is involved in the functions of your nervous system as it helps in brain development. Plus, not many other vegetables contain this mighty nutrient as choline is only largely present in cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli.
It is extremely versatile
Aside from its brilliant health benefits, this vegetable is also very versatile. It can be used to substitute rice, pizza crust, mashed potatoes and even tastes pretty amazing as a soup. Blending a cup of cauliflower florets in a food processor produces a generous amount of grains that resemble the texture of quinoa. Also known as cauliflower rice, blended cauliflower can serve as a low-carb and gluten-free base for any of your meals.
It adds a wonderful depth of flavour to your dishes
It is best to think outside the pan when it comes to this vegetable. If the dull taste of cauliflower in stir-fries does not appeal to you, discover the amazing taste cauliflower is capable of producing in curries or roasts. It’s as easy as roasting some well-seasoned cauliflower heads in the oven for a crunchy and fibrous side dish. Or, cook them with curry powder for cauliflower curry brimming with soft and flavourful cauliflower florets.