Health

Health benefits of cauliflower

Even though cauliflower is not a seasonal food, you see lots of them in Sri Lankan supermarkets these days (August). Every time I see cauliflower, I always grab them home. Because it carries enormous amount of health benefits.

If you can include this amazing vegetable 2-3 times a week in your diet, you get impressive array of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidant, and other phytochemicals.

 Support for digestive system

Its high content of dietary fiber, cauliflower improve the functionality of the digestive system.

Improve Heart health

The anti-inflammatory support provided by cauliflower makes it a food also capable of providing cardiovascular benefits. It also be able to help prevent and even possibly help reverse blood vessel damage.

Fight cancer

Sulforaphane, a sulfur compound in cauliflower has also been shown to kill cancer cells, therefore, slowing tumor growth. Research has shown that combining cauliflower with curcumin (the active compound in turmeric) may help prevent and treat prostate cancer. Therefore, when you cook cauliflower, make sure to add some turmeric power to its curry.

High in vitamins and minerals

In 100g of cauliflower provides 80% daily value of vitamin C. it also contain vitamin K, vitamin B-6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, magnesium, phosphorus, and many other minerals.

High content of Protein

If you are in to improving your fitness, muscle building and even fat burning, you know protein plays a vital role. Do you know? One medium size head of cauliflower contain 11g of protein. This is a very good news for health enthusiasts.

A quick recipe of Cauliflower curry

250 g of cauliflower head

Chopped onion

Chopped green chilli

Curry leaves

Pandan leaves (Rampe)

Tomato

Turmeric

Chilli powder

Roasted power

Coconut milk

Salt to taste

Cut the cauliflower head in to small pieces. Mix all the ingredients and add some water. Boil the mixture in medium heat. When the curry is boiling add coconut milk and let it boil further 5 minutes.