Cauliflower is from Brassica Oleracea in the genus Brassica (Brassicaceae or Mustard family). At very first sight it looks like its cousin broccoli. As one may observe the tight bunches of it are covered by a thick core, often with few light leaves around it. In the 12th and 13th centuries, Arab botanists like Ibnul-Awwam suggested its origin in Cyprus. Interestingly, the name of the vegetable is from the Latin word caulis (cabbage) and flos (flower).
Season of cauliflower:
Weather is a controlling factor for this particular vegetable-like rest. Its growth reaches the pinnacle in moderate daytime temperature (21 -29) C with moist soil conditions, plentiful sun and, sandy soils. This vegetable has maturity from 7 to 12 weeks after plantation, accordingly. Therefore planting in July may bring harvesting by the autumn season in the northern hemisphere.
Taste and uses of cauliflower:
There are many varieties of this particular vegetable. Surprisingly, North Carolina State University has maintained as many as 80 verities of it. One can have white, orange, Green, Purple and more colors for it. According to an estimate India and China collectively make 73% of the production of this vegetable.
Anyhow, people like to eat them roasted, grilled, boiled, fried, steamed, steamed, pickled, or eaten raw. While cooking, the outer leaves and thick stalks are removed. People also preserve them (by freezing for off-season use, etc.), or even cook in different recipes.
Nutrients check for cauliflower:
Like traditional vegetables, cauliflower is full of certain minerals and health advantages. For instance, an average size of it (100g) contains 25 Kcalories.
20% or more of DV (Daily Value). Vitamin C 58% DV, vitamin B and K 13-15 % DV. Whereas the content of dietary minerals is up to 7% DV.
While in UAE where can you buy cauliflower from:
Cauliflower is not very common around the world. However, you can still enjoy this amazing vegetable throughout in UAE. For that, you need to contact Freshleaf. As Freshleaf is all committed to delivering a complete range of fresh & healthy, fruits and vegetables, those too at the most comparative prices.
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