Cauliflower is a versatile vegetable, which makes for a great side dish or main dish. A member of the cruciferous vegetable family, to which also belongs the more famous broccoli, cauliflower is loaded with anti-oxidants and phyto-nutrients. To get the best out of this vegetable, try to saute it instead of boiling it in water and making it mushy.
Cauliflower contains sulforaphane, a sulfur compound that has also been shown to kill cancer stem cells, thereby slowing tumor growth. They are an excellent source of natural antioxidants due to their high levels of various phytochemicals, as well as good suppliers of essential vitamins, carotenoids, fiber, soluble sugars, minerals, and phenolic compounds.