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Cauliflower, as its name implies, is a flower growing from a plant. In its early stages, it resembles broccoli, which is its closest relative. While broccoli opens outward to sprout bunches of green florets, cauliflower forms a compact head of undeveloped white flower buds. The heavy green leaves that surround the head protect the flower buds from the sunlight. The lack of exposure to sunlight does not allow chlorophyll to develop. Therefore, color is not produced, and the head remains a white color. Cauliflower is an excellent source of Vitamin C.

Cauliflower, raw (edible parts)
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

Calories 25 Calories
Carbohydrates 5 g
Sugars 2.4 g
Dietary fiber 2.5 g
Fat 0 g
Protein 2 g
Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0.057 mg (4%)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.063 mg (4%)
Niacin (Vit. B3) 0.53 mg (4%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.65 mg (13%)
Vitamin B6 0.22 mg (17%)
Folate (Vit. B9) 57 μg (14%)
Vitamin C 46 mg (77%)
Calcium 22 mg (2%)
Iron 0.44 mg (4%)
Magnesium 15 mg (4%)
Phosphorus 44 mg (6%)
Potassium 300 mg (6%)
Zinc 0.28 mg (3%)

Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults.
Source: Wikipedia : USDA Nutrient database

 





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