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Cauliflower

Nutrition Benefits

Low in calories: helps prevent weight gain.

Folate: may lower your risk of heart disease.

Selection

Look for cauliflower that is firm, compact, a creamy-white color and with tightly packed florets. Avoid cauliflower that has brown spots.

Storing

Keep in plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Cleaning

Rinse cauliflower under cool running water before eating.

Preparing

Cut the crowns away from the large stems of the cauliflower. Break the crown up into bite-sized florets. Eat raw cauliflower with a low-fat dressing or dip. You can steam the cauliflower in a small amount of water on the stove, or roast in the oven with olive or vegetable oil and your favorite seasonings.

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