Cauliflower is part of the brassica family, commonly known as the cruciferous family. This flowering vegetable is high in antioxidants and phytonutrients. Cauliflower is a good source of vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin B6, folate, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber.
Health Benefits of cauliflower:
- Fights cancer
- Improves heart health
- Boosts brain health
- Benefits digestive issues
- Reduces inflammation
One-cup serving of cauliflower contains:
- 73% daily value (DV) of Vitamin C
- 19% DV of Vitamin K
- 14% DV of folate
- 13% DV of pantothenic acid
- 12% DV of Vitamin B6
- 11% DV of choline
- 11% DV of fiber
- 9% DV of Omega-3 fatty acids
Cauliflower is so versatile to cook with due to its mild flavor. It can easily be marinated or seasoned. It makes a great stand-in for rice and a great pizza crust.
Check out this recipe:
Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower ‘Wings’
- 1 cup water or soy milk
- 1 cup flour (any kind will work-even gluten-free)
- 2tsp. garlic powder
- 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into pieces
- 1 cup buffalo or hot sauce
- 1 tbsp. olive oil or melted butter
- Preheat the oven to 450°F. Combine the water or soy milk, flour, and garlic powder in a bowl and stir until well combined.
- Coat the cauliflower pieces with the flour mixture and place in a shallow baking dish. Bake for 18 minutes.
- While the cauliflower is baking, combine your buffalo sauce and olive oil or butter in a small bowl.
- Pour the hot sauce mixture over the baked cauliflower and continue baking for an additional 5 to 8 minutes.