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Cauliflower florets

What are cauliflower florets? About the ingredient cauliflower florets. Including 300 recipes with cauliflower florets, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.

About

Cauliflower can be roasted, boiled, fried, steamed or eaten raw.

When cooking, the outer leaves and thick stalks are removed, leaving only the florets.

The leaves are also edible, but are most often discarded.

The florets should be broken into similar-sized pieces so they are cooked evenly. After eight minutes of steaming, or five minutes of boiling, the florets should be soft, but not mushy (depending on size).

cauliflower florets

Stirring while cooking can break the florets into smaller, uneven pieces. Cauliflower is often served with a cheese sauce, as in the dish cauliflower cheese.

Low carb dieters can use cauliflower as a reasonable substitute for potatoes for while they can produce a similar texture, or mouth feel, they lack the starch of potatoes.

Cauliflower is low in fat, high in dietary fiber, folate, water and vitamin C, possessing a very high nutritional density. 

Cauliflower also contains other glucosinolates besides sulfurophane, substances which may improve the liver's ability to detoxify carcinogenic substances.

A high intake of cauliflower has been found to reduce the risk of aggressive prostate cancer.  

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (100g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 25Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 5.3g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Sugars 2.4
Protein 2.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 77%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Cauliflower florets are usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Cauliflower florets are a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much do cauliflower florets weigh?

measure grams
1 cup 100
1 floweret 13
1 head, large (6-7" dia) 840
1 head, medium (5-6" dia) 575
1 head, small (4" dia) 265

In Chinese:菜花小花
British (UK) term: Cauliflower florets
en français:fleurons de chou-fleur
en español:coliflor

Recipes using cauliflower florets

There are 301 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Basic Cauliflower Fried Rice
Best Cauliflower Gratin for Two
Broccoli and Cauliflower Satay
Cauliflower and Couscous Pilaf
Cauliflower and Red Lentil Curry
Cauliflower and Savory Soup
Cauliflower Au Gratin
Cauliflower Cheese Soup
Cauliflower Curry
Cauliflower purée
Cauliflower Souffle
Chana aur Sarson ka Saag Biryani (Basmati Rice & Curry Casserole)

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References

See more about cauliflower over 7 years ago
Usda nutrition data almost 3 years ago

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