Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis)
Cauliflower is yet another member of the massive cabbage family. This particular variation has been bred for its white heads, which is achieved by growers who cover the flower with the outer leaves, thus blocking sunlight and the production of chlorophyll. Cauliflowers are very low in calories, but rich in vitamin C, the B complex, and vitamin K-which helps blood clotting).
- Caulifower doesn't keep very well.
- Refrigerate cauliflower in a plastic bag, and it should stay good for a week
- For long term storage, blanch cauliflower for 2-4 minutes, rinse, and freeze in airtight containers. Thawed cauliflower will not be firm, use for soups and stews.