Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable, meaning it’s a member of the cabbage family. It’s related to kale, cabbage, and broccoli, and it contains many of the nutrients common to this family that can’t be found in most other vegetables.
The cauliflower is thought to have been developed by Arabs in the Middle Ages, and some claim the best seeds always came from Aleppo in Syria.Today it is grown all over the world, and, if you have a bit of a green thumb, you can grow it in your backyard.
Fun Fact: Cauliflower means flowered cabbage, but the vegetable is actually a flower that hasn’t fully developed yet.
Key Health Benefits
Cauliflower provides a trifecta of health benefits for the body: detox support, antioxidant support, and anti-inflammatory support. It’s also rich in Vitamin C, providing 73 percent of the recommended daily value.
A potent mix of phytonutrients (including glucosinolates), beta-carotene, vitamins, and fiber make this vegetable a cancer-fighting champion and a star for promoting overall good health.
Cauliflower doesn’t just pack a serious health punch. Because the florets look like tiny trees and because it comes in colors ranging from white and green to orange and purple, it’s a fun vegetable that kids are much less likely to turn their noses up at!