Cauliflower is one of the cruciferous family of veggies and is related to broccoli, Brussels sprouts and kale. Although it doesn't have the deep green pigment shared by other cruciferous veggies, it's sill high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Cauliflower is also low in calories, so it’s perfect for a weight loss diet. One cup of chopped cauliflower has only 25 calories, but it’s a good source of fiber, calcium, vitamin K and potassium. In addition, that one cup of cauliflower has half of your daily need for vitamin C, which is important for healthy glowing skin and can help ward off wrinkles.
Eating a diet rich in cruciferous veggies, including cauliflower, will help keep your heart healthy, prevent some types of cancer and, since they’re low in calories, they’ll help you watch your weight.
Cauliflower can be steamed or roasted and served as a side dish, or eaten raw with a little veggie dip, or added to a salad.