Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable high in fiber and low in calories. It is one of the most filling vegetables and promotes fullness and weight management. It is rich in antioxidants, especially in glucosinolates and sulforaphane helping slow down growth of cancer cells. Cauliflower is good for heart and blood vessel health and contains high amounts of vitamin C. It is also rich in choline, a nutrient promoting brain development and nervous system health and protecting liver from excessive cholesterol accumulation. It contains decent amount of folate that promotes blood cell formation and enables healthy cell growth and function.
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Cauliflower developed from cabbage and is actually the flower buds of the plant, harvested before separating the curd. Although it comes in white, orange, purple and green color, the white cauliflower turns yellowish on the sun which is why harvesters shield it while still growing.