As a Registered Dietitian, I’m thrilled to see cauliflower become such a versatile and popular vegetable. It’s one of my favorite vegetables, and I enjoy it roasted, in tacos, in soups, and as cauliflower rice. I also love adding frozen cauliflower to smoothies – I promise you can’t taste it!
Cauliflower is incredibly nutritious. One cup of raw cauliflower provides:
- 2 grams of dietary fiber (8 percent of your daily needs)
- 2 grams of plant-based protein
- 61 mcg folate (15 percent of your daily needs)
- 51.6 mg Vitamin C (57 percent of your daily needs)
- 16.6 mcg Vitamin K (14 percent of your daily needs)
A part of the cruciferous vegetable family, cauliflower is related to broccoli, cabbage, kale, and Brussels sprouts. Cruciferous vegetables are rich in phytonutrients – plant compounds with powerful antioxidant activity.