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Cauliflower

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About This Food

Description

Cauliflower, like broccoli, is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables.  

While broccoli opens outward to sprout bunches of green florets, cauliflower forms a compact head of undeveloped white flower buds. Because it is surrounded by leaves that protect it from sunlight, the flower buds never develop chlorophyll, giving cauliflower its white color.

Along with vitamin C, cauliflower also contains powerful cancer-fighting glucosinolates and dithiolthiones.

Estimated Glycemic Load=2
Antioxidant Score* (
ORAC)=829 and 620

* Raw (829) and cooked (620)

Selecting & Storing

Select clean, firm, compact heads that are white or creamy white. Any leaves that remain should be crisp and green. Avoid heads with major spots, speckles, bruises, or loose, open floret clusters. Refrigerate cauliflower in the crisper, where it will keep for up to five days.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • VitaminC
  • VitaminK
Good Source of
  • Fiber
  • VitaminB6
  • Folate
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Coconut
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cup(s)

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Calories: 25

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.1 g
Saturated Fat
0.01 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.01 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.05 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
37 g
ALA
37 mg
EPA, DHA
0 mg, 0 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
5.3 g
Net Carbohydrate
2.8 g
Sugars
2.4 g
Fiber
2.5 g
Protein
1.98 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
13 IU
0%
Vitamin C
46.4 mg
77%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.08 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.22 mg
11%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
16 mg
20%
Folate
57 mcg
14%
Niacin
0.53 mg
3%
Riboflavin
0.06 mg
4%
Thiamin
0.06 mg
4%
Choline
45.2 mg
8%
Minerals
Calcium
22 mg
2%
Copper
0.04 mg
2%
Iron
0.44 mg
2%
Magnesium
15 mg
4%
Manganese
0.16 mg
8%
Phosphorous
44 mg
4%
Potassium
303 mg
9%
Selenium
0.6 mcg
1%
Sodium
30 mg
1%
Zinc
0.28 mg
2%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
8 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
33 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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