Cauliflowers belong to the cruciferous family. It is a white flowering vegetable that is known to have many health benefits. Cauliflower is also known as ‘Phool Gobi’ in Hindi/Marathi, ‘Gobi Puvvu’ in Telugu, ‘Kovippu’ in Tamil, ‘HooKosu’ in Kannada, ‘Foolkobi’ in Gujarati, and ‘Phool Kopi’ in Bengali. This vegetable has a good proportion of sulfur compound and is also known to support the liver’s ability to neutralize toxins. The members of this family also have the ability to prevent cancers.
Benefit: Promotes Heart Health (This means it helps in maintaining the heart and the cardiovascular system). Cauliflower nutritional benefits include it being a rich source of fiber. This fiber helps in lowering our cholesterol levels. Cauliflower also contains antioxidants. Antioxidants by themselves have many benefits – they act as an anti-inflammatory agent and they help build a healthy immune system. Cauliflower also helps women during pregnancy. As it is rich in folate and also vitamins like vitamin A and vitamin B, it helps in growth of cells. This ultimately helps in the proper development of the fetus in the womb.
|Storage and Uses||Refrigerate in a loosely sealed plastic bag. It keeps well for upto 7 days. Do not store florets for more than 5 days. Cooked and used in soups, rice, curries, gobi parathas( flat breads), one of the most liked recipes.|
|Benefits||One serving of cauliflower contains 77 percent of daily recommended value of vitamin C. Cauliflowers are rich in B complex vitamins, potassium and manganese.They protect from the risk of heart diseases and brain disorders. It also contains cancer fighting nutrient called sulforaphane.|