Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, which also includes broccoli, brussels sprouts, and kale. The plant grows best in cool weather and can be harvested in late summer or early fall.
Cauliflower heads are typically white, although there are also varieties with green, purple, or yellow heads. The florets of the cauliflower are arranged in a dense network around a central stem.
The flowers of the plant are actually edible, and the entire head can be eaten raw or cooked. Cauliflower is a good source of fiber and vitamins C and K. It can be enjoyed roasted, steamed, sautéed, or mashed.
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