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The healing power of cauliflower

  1. Cauliflower is a very healthy vegetable. It is completely packed with nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. It is especially high in calcium. When cauliflower is briefly cooked, it tastes good. It is one of the traditional vegetables for a Dutch meal, but is also eaten a lot in other countries. It is originally from Asia and entered Europe through Turkey and Italy. This vegetable grows well in Northern Europe.

Vitamins and Minerals

  1. There is a lot of vitamin C in cauliflower. Just 125 grams of this vegetable is enough for the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of vitamin C. It also contains a relatively large amount of vitamins K, B6 and B11. It also contains a little bit of vitamins B1, B2 and B3. This white vegetable is a good source of minerals, especially potassium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus and magnesium. The amino acid

Vegetable containing calcium

  1. Cauliflower contains a lot of calcium

Antioxidants in cauliflower

  1. Cauliflower has vitamin C as an antioxidant. In addition, it contains phytonutrients that act as an antioxidant. These substances are important because they help prevent cancer. Antioxidants destroy free radicals that cause cell damage and DNA damage in the body. Phytonutrients contained in cauliflower are: cryptoxanthin, coffee acid, cinnamic acid, ferulic acid, rutin, quercetin

Cauliflower, good for the heart

  1. Scientists have recently discovered that inflammation at the cellular level in the blood contributes to the development of cardiovascular disease. Glucorafanin is a substance found in broccoli

Good for digestion

  1. Sulforaphane has more properties that are beneficial for the body. It helps prevent oversized bacterial colonies of the Heliobacter pylori species. This bacteria, which normally does not cause problems, lives in the stomach acid. Yet too large a bacterial colony heliobacter pylori is held by scientists responsible for the development of stomach ulcers, gastric lining inflammation and even stomach cancer. Sulforaphane in cauliflower can help prevent this. This helps the stomach and digestion in general. Cauliflower is relatively high in fiber

Orange, white, purple and green cauliflower

  1. Cauliflower is a nice plant to have in your vegetable garden. There are all kinds of varieties such as the purple cauliflower from Italy, the Spanish cauliflower which is green and has all kinds of special geometric figures that are a bit reminiscent of the Mandelbrot figures. You can of course grow the well-known white cauliflower yourself. Today there is an orange cauliflower for sale, although not yet everywhere in the Netherlands. You could order the seeds on the internet. The orange cauliflower is a new variety and was created in Canada in 1970. It contains 25 times more vitamin A (beta-carotene) than white cauliflower. Orange cauliflower would be an ideal vegetable on a match day of the Dutch national team

Good against all kinds of diseases

  1. There are more healthy properties of cauliflower. Because it aids digestion, it helps against Crohn's disease. In addition, it also helps against other metabolic diseases including chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, irritable bowel syndrome, metabolic syndrome, ulcerative colitis and type 2 diabetes

Eating tips for cauliflower

  1. You can also eat the green Cauliflower leaves. Mix them with a salad. Cauliflower is traditionally served with a cheese sauce. Mix water, flour and young grated cheese in a pan, add salt and pepper and you have a delicious cheese sauce. Broccoli is the green sister of the cauliflower. It is also nice to serve them together. This also applies to the pointed green Spanish cauliflower. It's also nice to add turmeric to cauliflower to turn it yellow.

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