Native to Italy, the cauliflower is a member of the Cruciferous family and is named for its cross-shaped stems.

 

White, purple, green, or pale orange in colour, the cauliflower is an amazingly versatile vegetable which has a delightful flavour and a pleasant crunchiness that is typically used in many raw food recipes.

 

 

Health Benefits

 

  • An excellent source of vitamin C content which helps the body fight infectious diseases and provides antioxidants which help reduce the risk of cancerous cells forming. (1)

 

  • A great source of potassium which help to form polythenols that work together to control blood pressure in the body and even decrease type two diabetes. (2)

 

  • Cauliflower is also a good source of vitamin K which is a fat soluble vitamin which enables for blood clots to form quicker and protect cells from damage. (3)

 

  • A good source of fibre which helps to promote weight loss and prevent colon cancer. (4)

 

  • Provides B-Vitamins to help with the synthesis of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. (5)

 

Cauliflower Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, raw

  Amt. Per 
Serving
% Daily 
Value*
Calories 25
Calories from Fat 1
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 30 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 5 g 2%
Dietary Fibre 3 g 10%
Sugar 2 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin A0% Vitamin C 77%
Calcium2% Iron 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.

 

 

 

 

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