Cauliflower is one of the agricultural products our company produces and promotes in the market.
It is cultivated in areas of 200-300 acres. Its availability starts at the end of September and ends at the end of March.
The product is available packaged in both paper and plastic “IFCO” plastic trays.
The cauliflower belongs to the category of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage. Raw, it has the highest nutritional value but it is also consumed by steaming, pickled, etc.
100 g cauliflower contain:
- Sugars 2.4 g
- Proteins 2 g
- Carbohydrates 5 gr.
- 2.5 g fiber
- Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 0.063 mg
- Thiamine (Vitamin B1) 0.057 mg
- Pantothenic acid 0.65 mg
- Niacin (Vitamin B3) 0.53 mg
- Vitamin B6 0.22 mg
- Folic acid 57 mg
- Vitamin C 46 mg
- Iron 0.44 mg
- Calcium 22 mg
- Phosphorus 44 mg
- Magnesium 15 mg
- Zinc 0.28 mg
- Potassium 300 mg
- Energy 20 kcal
Cauliflower is good for your health
Cauliflower is considered a food – protection shield for cancer of breast, lungs, liver, prostate, colon and pancreas. Its antitumor activity is due to isothiocyanine, which is produced by its association with saliva and activates liver enzymes, which in turn help detoxify the chemicals and those that create the cancer. Also, isothiocyanin in combination with sulforaphane inhibits the proliferation of cancer cells.
Cauliflower is high in Vitamin C which helps boost the immune system, prevent skin aging and help heal wounds.
It is an ideal food for those who want to lose weight because it is extremely low in calories.