You can find exactly what you are looking for in cauliflower, whether you are looking to trim a few inches from your waist or you are hoping to find some tasty recipes to introduce to your friends and family. It surprises many people when they learn how tasty it can be, whilst still being quite good for you health as this rather homely little vegetable has a great deal to offer on the nutrition front. Revolutionize your culinary world by taking some time to learn about what you can get from this vegetable such as its health benefits as well as some great ways of cooking it. Cauliflower is a great source of fiber, just like other vegetables, which makes it have a beneficial effect which helps improve on colon health and curb colon cancer.
In the fight against breast cancer, research that has been conducted recently points out that Cauliflower, along with other cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts and cabbage, can be helpful. You'll also find that cauliflower is a rich source of the B vitamin, which is excellent when it comes to cell growth and replication, something that is essential for expecting mothers and people who are recovering from illness. Another plus point to cauliflower is that it contains allicin, which is a chemical that gives you a healthy heart and also decreased the risk of stroke. It is also good for your immune system as it is an excellent source of selenium.
Cauliflower is instrumental in both maintaining and strengthening your health, effectively. When you are looking to eat cauliflower, you'll find that it doesn't take much at all to make this dish palatable. Try cutting the florets down to one-inch pieces and tossing them with olive oil, salt and pepper. Then roast the in a cooking pan at 400 degrees for around 20 minutes and you'll find that the cauliflower that comes out is quite soft, slightly sweet, and mildly caramelized. This basic recipe can be adjusted to your taste, and you'll find that you can get lots of different effects by using different spices and seasonings. There have also been many suggestions to mash cauliflower like how you do with potatoes.
You can achieve this by, preferably, using an immersion blender to mash the cauliflower upon steaming it first. To make it tastier, sprinkle some salt and add some butter to this dish. While it wont taste much like mashed potatoes, the texture will be incredibly satisfying. So spent a little time to discover what cauliflowers can do for you, it will be the best culinary decision you make all year.
Kathy Bea has been involved with food and cooking for over thirty years, and writes for magazines and articles on cooking.