Cauliflower: properties, nutritional values, calories

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Cauliflowers (Caulis floris), belong to the cruciferous family, have antioxidant properties and help fight diabetes and hypertension. Let's find out better.

> 1. Description of cauliflowers

> 2. Properties and benefits of cauliflowers

> 3. Calories and nutritional values ​​of cauliflower

> 4. Allies of

> 5. Curiosities about cauliflowers

> 6. A recipe with cauliflower



 

 

Description of cauliflowers

I cauliflower they are a typical vegetable of the cold season. It is advisable to take advantage of its nutritional characteristics and consume it a couple of times a week throughout the winter. Thanks to the limited caloric content and the high satiating power, cauliflowers are also perfect for those who follow a Slimming diet.

Cauliflowers, as we know, give off a not particularly pleasant smell during cooking; there is, however, a way to neutralize it: to put a piece of stale bread soaked in vinegar.

Raw and unwashed cauliflowers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to ten days, but once cooked they can be kept for a maximum of 2 days; however, remember that the longer you keep them, the more their characteristic odor increases.

Being delicate vegetables, and therefore easily perishable, it is advisable to consume them very fresh, also to be able to fully benefit from their properties.

 

Properties and benefits of cauliflowers

I cauliflower they are rich in minerals and vitamins, in particular Vitamin C. They are also antioxidant and anti-inflammatory foods.


There are indicated in case of diabetes as they contribute, with their action, to the control of blood sugar. Some recent scientific studies attribute them to anti-cancer properties.


The centrifuged cauliflower is a valid natural remedy against cold. In addition, cauliflowers help regulate the heartbeat and keep blood pressure under control; stimulate the functioning of the thyroid and are useful in the nutrition of those suffering from ulcerative colitis. A real cure-all!

 

Calories and nutritional values ​​of cauliflower

100 g of boiled cauliflower contains 40 kcal / 167 kj.

Furthermore, in 100 g of product we find:

  • Water 84,20g
  • Carbohydrates available 4,40g
  • Sugar 3,90g
  • Protein 5,30g
  • Fats 0,30g
  • Cholesterol 0g
  • Total fiber 2,40g
  • Vitamin A 60µg
  • Vitamin C 28mg

 

Cauliflowers, allies of

Cardiovascular system, thyroid.

 

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Curiosities about cauliflowers

Not only babies are born under cabbages, dolls too. There is, in fact, a series of dolls: le Cabbage Patch Kids, which have the characteristic of popping out of large cabbages; they are different from each other, no two are alike, just like children.

In the country, in reality, these dolls were a fashion of the second half of the eighties, and now they are hardly found anymore; the package also contained their birth certificate complete with personal data.


In the United States, however, these dolls are still quite widespread and are advertised through a nice website.

 

A recipe with cauliflower

Grated cauliflowers. It is a very simple recipe, ideal as a side dish, and low in calories.
ingredients:


  • a cauliflower,
  • bread crumbs,
  • olive oil,
  • its sale,
  • parmesan.

Procedure: wash and cut the cauliflower into pieces and put it to cook in salted boiling water for about 20 minutes. Grease a baking dish with oil and line the bottom and edges with breadcrumbs. Pour in the cooked cauliflower, after having drained it well. Sprinkle with abundant breadcrumbs and a handful of Parmesan cheese; add a tablespoon of olive oil. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for about 15 minutes. To give this dish a more spicy taste, you can add a handful of black pepper.


 

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Other articles on cauliflower:
> Cabbage and cauliflower among the November vegetables
> Risotto with cauliflower, smoked cheese and poppy seeds
> Parotha with cafiuliflowers and soy oil
> Cauliflowers in vegan recipes
> The vegan cauliflower pizza
> Light recipes with cauliflower

 

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