Cauliflower has become quite popular in recent years. It can be found riced, diced, sliced or whole in your produce section. You can also find it in your local groceries freezer section as pizza, riced, tater tot, pasta, etc. The possibilities with cauliflower are endless. Cauliflower is not only delicious and full of nutrients but it is a quick and easy vegetable that can be used in many recipes.
What is the real deal with cauliflower?
If you have had cauliflower rice you can understand and relate to why people are going crazy over this veggie. The texture resembles that of rice, it is very easy to throw on the stove and can be mixed with any veggie or protein you wish. It contains less than half the calories of regular rice, lower calories, and full of nutrients.
Benefits of Cauliflower?
- High in Fiber, there are 3 grams of fiber per cup of cauliflower. Fiber is important because it feeds healthy the bacteria to your gut that helps reduce inflammation and promote digestive health.
- Low in calorie which aids in weight loss, cauliflower has 25 calories per cup. A cup of regular white rice has a total of 200 calories. It is a great substitute for higher calories foods such as flour and rice.
- Contains many healthy nutrients, it is rich in vitamins in minerals. It contains over 70% RDI, of Vitamin C. Along with other vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, vitamin K, vitamin b6, etc.
- Cauliflower is part of the Cruciferous family, which are all anti-inflammatory for the most part.