One cup of raw cauliflower has 10 percent of your daily value (DV) for vitamin B6, 20 percent DV for vitamin K, and 77 percent DV for vitamin C.
People who regularly consume cauliflowers get a lot of their health benefits, including stronger bones, digestion, and cardiovascular system function.
Cauliflowers belong to the cruciferous family of vegetables, which includes kale, broccoli, and cabbage. While they get a bad rap for being difficult to digest and full of calories, the positives of eating them are overwhelming. In fact, they can even be a great weight loss alternative to higher-calorie foods like bread and rice.
If you can't stand eating cauliflower – because it's tasteless or bitter, even when steamed or fried – then roasting might just be the alternative for you.
Roasting cauliflowers – and other vegetables – makes it taste sweeter because of the caramelization process in roasting. Caramelization is when the natural sugars found in the vegetables begin to heat up. This process can be seen when the vegetables begin to turn brown in your oven. This makes the natural sugars in cauliflowers come up to the surface of the vegetable and concentrate, making it taste sweeter than if you simply steamed it or ate it raw.
“The dry heat of the oven caramelizes the natural sugars in vegetables which brings about an amazing depth of flavor,” says dietician Susan Bowerman, in an article on Chowhound.com.
If you're still not convinced, perhaps this roasted cauliflower recipe might just do the trick. (h/t to MindBodyGreen.com)
It takes only ten easy steps and less than an hour for you to enjoy a plate of deliciously roasted cauliflower. Not only will you be eating a superfood that can even help you fight cancer, but you’ll enjoy eating it, thanks to the flavors that roasting has brought out. (Related: Roasted Cauliflower with Turmeric – What This Powerful Dish Can Do For You)