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!
Learn how to easily cut cauliflower into florets and steaks here for roasting, pan frying, steaming, and more.
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.