Cauliflower is a vegetable that belongs to the same family as broccoli, kale, cabbage, and Brussels Sprouts.
The edible part of a cauliflower, called curd, is the flowering part of the plant.
We eat cauliflower when the flowers are still buds. It’s a versatile vegetable that can be used in the many cauliflower recipes you’ll find below.
Cauliflower has a great nutritional profile. One hundred grams of cauliflower contains:
5 grams of carbohydrates
2 grams of dietary fiber
3 grams of net carbs
0.3 grams of fat
1.9 grams of protein
It’s rich in the following vitamins:
Vitamin C: 58% of Daily Value in 100 grams
Vitamin B9 (Folate): 14% of DV
Vitamin K: 15% of DV
Vitamin B6: 14% of DV
Vitamin B5: 13% of DV
It also contains many minerals:
Cauliflower is a healthy vegetable that can bring many benefits because of its great nutritional profile.
Strong Bones: the vitamin K present in cauliflower contributes to healthy and strong bones
Vitamin B6 is necessary for a well-functioning nervous system
Digestive Fibers are essential to a healthy digestive system and to prevent constipation.
Cauliflower may also reduce the risk of certain cancer because of the presence of progoitrin (a glucosinolate) that has anti-cancer properties (source).
Potassium also contributes to a healthy heart as it helps regulate blood pressure and may reduce heart disease.
Many recipes call for pre-cooked cauliflower.
There are many ways to cook this vegetable. My favorite ones are:
Frequently Asked Questions
Find below my answers to the most common questions about cauliflower.
What Is The Best Way To Cut Cauliflower?
Cutting cauliflower into florets is easy, but there are a few tips and tricks.
Follow my full cauliflower-cutting instructions.
Is Cauliflower Keto-Friendly?
Cauliflower is one of the best low-carb vegetables to have on a keto diet, with only 3 grams of net carbs per 100 grams when it’s not cooked and 1.7 grams of net carbs per 100 grams when cooked.
How Many Carbs Are In Cauliflower?
Cauliflower contains 5 grams of carbs per 100 grams and 2 grams of fiber, leaving only 3 grams of net carbs.