Sarah Emma Edmonds

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Sarah Emma Edmonds

By | December 2012
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Cauliflower
By: Nicole Stuba
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Cauliflower
Description:
Cauliflower usually looks like broccoli, but instead of green, it’s white. The head of the cauliflower is made up of very densely packed flower buds. You know it’s fresh by if the head looks full and while the curds of the head are still smooth. Select heads that are firm and tightly packed, with a white head.. cream or yellowing heads indicates age and they are not as fresh.

Where it’s grown and where to purchase:
Cauliflower is a cool season crop, which means its mostly grown in a cool place with a moist atmosphere. Cauliflower is extremely sensitive to unfavorable conditions, such as unusually hot weather, drought or too low temperature. In the DeKalb area, you can buy cauliflower at the farmers market, Hy-Vee, Schnucks, or even Yeager’s market. It’s very easy to find.

Nutritional value and benefits:
Cauliflower is very rich in vitamin C, so if you don’t like oranges.. eat cauliflower. Cauliflower is also part of the cancer prevention diet. It helps prevent bladder cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancer. But not just that, it helps with antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory benefits, cardiovascular support, and also digestive support.

Handling:
To store cauliflower, leave it in its wrapping in the crisper section of your refrigerator and use within five to seven days. To cook cauliflower it’s very important to never boil it, it ruins all the nutrients and the texture. To get ready for cooking, Cut apart the larger pieces into more manageable ones. Place the cauliflower in a large bowl of cold water and then swish it around. Recipes:

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Smashed Cauliflower side dish
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Ingredients
* 2 (16 ounce) packages frozen cauliflower
* 1/4 cup butter
* 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 clove garlic, minced...