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Cauliflower Health Benefits

The cauliflower craze started in 2017 when it was seen as a gluten free and low calorie substitute that could be used in a variety of dishes. Suddenly, cauliflower began popping up everywhere. In grocery stores the shelves were stocked with items such as cauliflower rice, tortillas, pizza crusts, brownies – the list goes on. In restaurants, things like buffalo cauliflower wings and cauliflower mash became more common to see on a menu.

This cruciferous vegetable’s popularity has remained strong due to its versatility and promising health benefits. Cauliflower contains a unique combination of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and pro-detoxification components, which make it a unique food in terms of cancer prevention. High intake of cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower has been associated with lower risk of lung and colorectal cancer in some epidemiological studies.

At a glance, Cauliflower is also an excellent source of:

  • Vitamins B, C and K
  • Fiber
  • Protein

So it is obvious that cauliflower is a healthy food. But wait – is cauliflower is a flower or a vegetable? After all, it has flower in the name! Cauliflower is both a flower and a vegetable. The white flower buds of the cauliflower head is essentially an edible flower. This is the same case with broccoli, which is in the same family of plant species as cauliflower.

Here at Souperb, we love to cook with cauliflower. Chef Joanna was inspired to create a healthy, savory cauliflower soup with invigorating spices and a mild curry flavor that beautifully compliments the creamy cauliflower texture. Souperb’s Curry Cauliflower is a favorite among those that are seeking Indian inspired flavors with vegetables, herbs and spices that pack a powerful nutritional punch. Want to try it for yourself? Use our Locator tool to find a delivery/pickup option near you.

Plus, stay tuned for a healthy gluten free cauliflower recipe from Chef Joanna!