Healthy Hues: Cauliflower Tips And Tricks

Cauliflower has exploded in popularity in recent years due to its nutritional profile, culinary versatility, and friendliness to gluten-free diets. When adding these fantastic florets to you menu, look to these tips for guidance.

    • Whether you’re selecting white, orange, or purple cauliflower, they should all have a uniform color without signs of browning or water damage.
      • Pro Tip: If you do select a colored variety, try adding a dash of vinegar or    citrus juice while cooking in order to help your cauliflower keep its vibrant hue.
    • Cauliflower is somewhat perishable, lasting a week or less when stored correctly. Extend the life of the veggie by storing it in an airtight bag in your fridge’s crisper. Lining the bag with a paper towel is a great move too, as it will absorb any unwanted moisture.
    • When preparing cauliflower, cut it into quarters, then gradually break the steams off from the main core. Each floret is attached to the core, so this technique ensures maximum output with minimal damage.
    • We’d recommend washing your cauliflower after cutting, as this makes cleaning the smaller areas easier. If you choose to wash beforehand, only do so immediately before cutting to prevent possible water damage.
    • To limit food waste, consider using the stems and leaves. They’re entirely edible, and taste delicious when roasted!