Cauliflower…a new kind of popcorn!

Some vegetables contain certain nutrients you cannot get from other foods.

White vegetables contain certain vitamins and nutrients that are unique to them.  Cauliflower, for instance, contains large amounts of vitamins C, K and folate. Vitamin C helps to strengthen the immune system, makes collagen, heals wounds, helps treat autoimmune disorders and helps prevent cataracts. Vitamin K contains anti-inflammatory nutrients in it.  Folate helps prevent birth defects in developing fetuses.Some vegetables contain certain nutrients you cannot get from other foods.

Eating cauliflower can also help reduce certain types of cancers especially those that occur in the digestive and reproductive organs.  Like most vegetables, cauliflower helps a person maintain healthy cholesterol levels and improves heart health. Additionally, cauliflower helps to keep hormones balanced and it aids in the production of clot formation.

Michigan State University Extension recommends adding a twist to your typical cauliflower recipe.

Cauliflower Popcorn

Ingredients

  • Head of Cauliflower
  • Butter flavor cooking spray
  • Tumeric
  • Mrs. Dash Seasoning (original)

Directions

  1. Rinse cauliflower in cold water
  2. Blot dry with a paper towel
  3. Break the head of the cauliflower into bite-size florets
  4. Spread them on a parchment lined baking sheet
  5. Spray cauliflower lightly with butter flavor cooking spray
  6. Sprinkle with turmeric and Mrs. Dash Seasoning
  7. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes at 425 F, or until cauliflower is slightly browned

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