Nutrition Notes: Cauliflower

Everyday Food, March 2010

This nutrient-rich winter vegetable has a lot to offer.

No Shortage of Benefits
Cauliflower is rich in vitamin C -- one cup has almost 100 percent of the daily allowance. Additionally, this vegetable is a great source of folate and fiber, which helps aid digestion and may prevent some cancers. Cauliflower is also naturally low in calories and contains a fair amount of protein.

In Good Company
Cauliflower, along with other healthy powerhouses like broccoli, kale, and cabbage, is part of the cruciferous family and thrives in cold winter soil. Look for creamy white, unblemished heads with tight florets and fresh-looking leaves. In season, cauliflower can also be found with bright orange or purple florets.

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