Cauliflower bullish nutritional value

Updated: May 19, 2016  Views: 134

Anticancer eat cauliflower

Cauliflower contain one called 'glucosinolates' material, it has a special aroma. When the cauliflower is chewed or minced glucosinolates decomposition 'isothiocyanate', the material can be removed in vivo carcinogen play a role in cancer. studies have shown that the substance can inhibit breast cancer and pancreatic cancer cells. Of course, 'glucosinolates' is not unique to cauliflower, broccoli, kale, mustard, radish and other cruciferous vegetables also contain this substance. Therefore, on the whole, eat more cruciferous vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer.

In addition to the glucosinolates, cauliflower containing folic acid, vitamin C and other antioxidants may also be involved in anti-cancer effect of cauliflower.

Eat cauliflower good for the heart

In addition to anti-cancer, the glucosinolates can lower blood cholesterol, thus preventing atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease, hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. According to the analysis mainly with glucosinolates have anti-inflammatory effects. In addition, the cauliflower glucosinolates, vitamin C, vitamin K and other antioxidants can fight free radical oxidation reaction leading to prevent oxidative stress, and thus good for the heart.

Other benefits of eating cauliflower

Laxative. Cauliflower are rich in dietary fiber, can promote intestinal peristalsis and normal intestinal flora, constipation and help maintain intestinal health.

During pregnancy cauliflower to eat, because it contains more folic acid during pregnancy, not only to take folic acid supplements, even more intake of folate-rich foods to prevent birth defects, such as spina bifida.

Strong bones. Cauliflower contain more vitamin K, it has also been confirmed that vitamin K plays an important role in bone health and help prevent osteoporosis.

Promote iron absorption. Cauliflower contain vitamin C can improve plant foods (such as cereals, vegetables and fruits in the absorption of iron.

The risk of eating cauliflower

No food is perfect, cauliflower is no exception. Same with other cruciferous vegetables, eat more broccoli can cause flatulence. In addition, the absorption of glucosinolates may interfere with iodine, iodine deficiency many people do not eat cauliflower ( as well as cabbage, broccoli, radish and other cruciferous vegetables.

Eat cauliflower method

Cauliflower flowers, leaves, stems and so edible, either cooked to be eaten raw. Generally considered more favorable raw cauliflower glucosinolates play a role, but the cooking is usually eat flowers, flower steamed, roasted cauliflower, boiled mixed salads.

Cauliflower Tips

Cauliflower cruciferous, the plants also include cabbage, kale, turnip, mustard and broccoli, etc. cauliflower (cauliflower word comes from the Latin caulis, meaning 'cabbage flower.'

Cauliflower started when grown like broccoli. But then, flowers green broccoli florets, cauliflower is a compact head formed so that the shortening of the polymerization flowers, floral axis, such as a combination of flower buds ball (we buy home cauliflower curd is both genital and nutrient storage organs because the curd is protected greenery, without sunlight, which prevents the accumulation of chlorophyll, thereby holding the white cauliflower.

Incidentally, in recent years, especially popular 'organic cauliflower', in fact, 'Songhua dish' (longer than ordinary cauliflower fluffy, compared with ordinary cauliflower can be called 'tight cauliflower' error title, and the real 'organic food 'or' organic vegetables 'irrelevant. refers to planting organic vegetables and environmental conditions according to organic standards (vegetables have detailed national standards and certification system. this' organic cauliflower 'ordinary cauliflower and nutritional value similar or slightly higher.

Department of Nutrition Physician WangXingGuo headlines on signing author


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