Growing Cauliflower - Benefits and Instructions
Benefits of Growing Cauliflower
Medicinal- Like all cruciferous vegetables, cauliflower is particularly high in glucosinolates and isothiocyanates, two groups of antioxidants that have been shown to slow the growth of cancer cells. Cauliflower is also very high in choline, an essential nutrient that many people are deficient in. Choline is involved in brain development and the production of neurotransmitters that are necessary for a healthy nervous system.
- Nutritional Profile - High in vitamin C, folate, fiber and many B-complex groups of vitamins.
Use in: Soups, stews, roasted, pickled, fried, riced, mashed.
As small heads form, break over or tie together some of the tall leaves to protect heads from sunburning. Cauliflower is ready for harvest when heads are firm and still tightly clustered and adequately sized.
To store fresh cauliflower in the refrigerator, wrap the entire head (core and leaves intact) in a damp clean rag or paper towel. Stored in the crisper section of the fridge, your cauliflower can stay fresh for weeks. Cauliflower freezes and pickles very well.
Garlic, onions, shallots, celery, beans, brassicas, spinach, thyme, cucumbers, mint.