About: Cauliflower is the epitome of a vegetable with an exceptional nutritional density, which means it contains substantial amounts of vitamins and minerals with very few calories. Mark Twain called cauliflower “cabbage with a college education.”
Nutritional Information: One cup of cauliflower contains only 25 calories! It is a great source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium and Manganese.
Storage: Cauliflower lasts up to one week in the refrigerator. Protect with a plastic bag.
Tips: To test the freshness of the cauliflower, look at the leaves surrounding the head of cauliflower. They should be green and vibrant. The cauliflower itself should be white, light green or purple, and the texture should be spongy and slightly firm. If you see the occasional brown spot just cut it out.
Quick Fix: Try roasting cauliflower for a party munchie! Chop cauliflower into small florets and marinate for 20 minutes in a mix of soy sauce and vegetable oil with a dash of sugar and pepper. Roast in the oven at 450 degrees for 20 minutes. Wha-la! Serve hot, cold or at room temperature.