Health & Wellness
Cauliflower lacks the green chlorophyll found in other members of the cruciferous family of vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and kale, because the leaves of the plant shield the florets from the sun as they grow. It has a compact head (called a "curd"), usually about six inches in diameter that is composed of undeveloped flower buds. The flowers are attached to a central stalk.
If boiling cauliflower, add a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice to the water to maintain white color.
Cauliflower is a member of the cabbage group in the mustard family of plants.
Mark Twain described cauliflower as "cabbage with a college education."