The best way to store cauliflower is in the refrigerator in a plastic or paper bag. Store cauliflower with the stem-side down to prevent any moisture from collecting in the florets and possibly causing the head to spoil. The cool temperatures of the crisper drawers in a refrigerator will keep a raw, unwashed head of cauliflower fresh for a week to 10 days.
Cauliflower is a good source of Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium and Manganese.
- Cauliflower belongs to the group of cruciferous vegetables, also known as family of cabbages.
- It is closely related to broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale and cabbage.
- Medical studies revealed that substances isolated from cauliflower can prevent development of certain types of cancer.
- China is the greatest manufacturer of cauliflowers in the world.
Information from Siskiyou Cooperative