Cauliflower Health Benefits and Nutritional Value

Cauliflower may not be as famous for its health benefits, as broccoli is; however, it offers various beneficial nutrients to the human body. Cauliflower provides the human body with essential nutrients that boost our immune system and help us remain fit and healthy. It is recommended for people who want to lose weight, as it is a low-calorie food.

Cauliflower Nutrition Data:

According to USDA, 100 gr of raw Cauliflower contain:

Water: 92.07g

Energy: 25kcal

Protein: 1.92g

Total lipid (fat): 0.28g                                      

Folate (total): 57μg

Carbohydrate: 4.97g                                         

Sugars: 1.91g

Fiber: 2g                                                  

Ca: 22mg                                                       

K: 299mg                                                         

P: 44mg                                                           

Mg: 15mg                                                                                                                 

Fe: 0.42mg

Na: 30mg

Zn: 0.27mg 

Vitamin B6: 0.184mg

Vitamin K: 15.5μg

Vitamin C: 48.2mg

Niacin: 0.507mg

According to studies, regular consumption of cauliflower may:

Have Anti-Cancer Properties 

Cruciferous vegetables contain several antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances able to boost the human body’s protection against cancer. Especially sulforaphane has been studied for its ability to inhibit the enzyme histone deacetylase (HDAC), which participates in cancer cell formation. Moreover, folate seems to have a protective action against breast and other types of cancer.

Boosts Heart

According to a study from the University of Kentucky, a diet rich in fiber could possibly reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Fiber seems to have a positive effect on lowering cholesterol and blood pressure levels. The high Potassium content of cauliflower offers additional help in blood pressure control. 

Improves Digestion

Cauliflower has high fiber content and boosts bowel function, leading to a healthy digestive system. 

Helps in Weight Loss

100gr of cauliflower provides just 25 kcal and 2g of fiber. Cauliflower is rich in fiber and can help us feel full of energy for more extended periods. Thus, it may help us reduce the amount of food we need to consume. 

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