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This is a popular member of the Brassica family, which, like cabbage, should not be overcooked.It is believed to have originated from China and from there it was brought to the Middle East. The Moors introduced it to Spain in the 12th Century and from there it found its way to Ireland.Ironically, now that baby cauliflowers are fashionable, the early cauliflower was only the size of a tennis ball.

Health Benefits
  • Naturally low in fat
  • Naturally low in calories
  • Naturally high in fibre
  • A high protein food as 26% of its calories come from protein
  • A source of folate
  • High in vitamin C


Nutritional Value
         Per 100g (raw)        
Calories   29kcal  
Protein   1.9g  
Carbohydrate   3.5g  
Fat   0.9g  
Fibre   1.6g (NSP)
1.9g (AOAC)

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