Cauliflower is another of our veggies that I grow from starter plants. Rumor has it that it is bit finicky to work with but my personal experience has led me to believe that it is a reasonably hearty plant that seems to do well in most conditions. Then again maybe I am just lucky.

Cauliflower contains compounds that appear to help prevent cancer. The compounds are believed to stop enzymes from activating the cancer causing agents in the body. Just one serving of cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, and cabbage) a day can lower your risk of cancer. It also is a detoxifies the blood and liver.

Cauliflower is an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K and folic acid. Folic acid is believed to lower the risk of strokes and heart disease and even plays a role in fighting depression. It is also a very good source of Omega 3 fatty acids and also contains a bit of protein.


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