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Cauliflower

In Season — July 30 to October 15

Eyking Farms has been growing cauliflower for many years in which they have perfected the size and shape of this popular vegetable. Cauliflower has a compact head (called a curd) with an average size of six to eight inches in diameter and is composed of undeveloped flower buds. It is one of several vegetables in the species Brassica oleracea in the family Brassicaceae and is an annual plant that reproduces by seed. Typically, only the head (the white curd) is eaten, while the stalk and surrounding thick, green leaves are re-used in vegetable broth or discarded.

Nutritional Facts

One cup of boiled cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C (91.5% of the daily intake), folate (13.6% of the daily intake), and dietary fibre (13.4% of the daily intake). That same amount of cauliflower also serves as a very good source of vitamin B5, vitamin B6, manganese and omega-3 fatty acids. Like turnip and other cruciferous vegetables, cauliflower contains compounds that may help prevent cancer. The compounds stop enzymes from activating cancer-causing agents in the body, and they increase the activity of enzymes that disable and eliminate carcinogens.

How to eat

Cauliflower is nutritious, and may be eaten cooked, raw or pickled.

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