Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, often overshadowed by its green cousin broccoli. This vegetable however, contains an impressive array of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other phytochemicals.
Cauliflower contains sulforaphane, a sulphfur compound that has also been shown to kill cancer stem cells, thereby slowing tumour growth. Some researchers believe eliminating cancer stem cells may be key to controlling cancer. It’s also a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, fibre, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, and manganese.
Cauliflower is a good source of choline, a B vitamin known for its role in brain development.