The humble cauliflower – pale and lumpy looking but don’t underestimate it!
In fact who would have thought, just a few short years ago, that cauliflower could become such a popular vegetable and not just because it contains almost every necessary vitamin and mineral whilst managing to be very low in carbs and therefore calories, it is also a really versatile vegetable.
Honestly, cauliflower is like vegetable playdoh because of all the things you can make from it!
As people want more low carb and gluten free alternatives the cauliflower has a solution for just about everything……. I’m sure you’ll have heard of some of them…….cauliflower rice…..cauliflower steaks……cauliflower pizza crust……cauli tacos……an alternative to mashed potato…….You can have it baked, roasted, smashed, fried, ……. in soups, salads, and used in every style of cuisine.
But it’s the health benefits that really make it special.
Cauliflower is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich which makes it great for your heart and brain health. It provides huge amounts of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Beta-carotene, magnesium, potassium and so many more vitamins and minerals that support healthy digestion and detoxification.
It’s from the cruciferous family of vegetables which really sends it into superfood status….as this family of vegetables helps slow tumour growth and helps kill cancer cells.
We’ll talk more about the cruciferous family because they’re amazing for all round good health. But of all of them, the cauliflower is probably the most versatile as you can cook it in so many different ways. It’s an excellent low carb alternative to eating potatoes, pasta, rice, and it’s full of easily digestible fibre.
Cauliflower – you’re a great all-rounder and certainly a good friend of mine.
I have lots of fabulous cauliflower recipes so let me know if you need some to get you started. Or if you’d like to share your favourite cauliflower recipe please let me know in the comments below this video.