Cauliflower is a nutrient-dense vegetable just like broccoli only differing in colour and taste. Discover this vegetable which your baby can eat from 8 months of age.
There are around twenty different varieties of cauliflower. Certain varieties of coloured cauliflower are now starting to appear on the markets: green, yellow and purple cauliflower.
The assets of cauliflower
Cauliflower is the ideal food to stay slim as it contains over 90% water. It provides 24kcal per 100g and helps to make you feel full.
In addition, this fibre-dense vegetable is good for the digestive system of adults and children alike! However, anyone with sensitive bowels should eat it blanched.
Cauliflower is a vegetable packed with nutrients:
– it is one of the vegetables containing the most vitamin C. It also contains vitamins B, E and K although to a lesser extent.
– Potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, manganese
Cauliflower (belonging to the cruciferous family) contains numerous antioxidants to help prevent heart disease.
A few tips
Cauliflower is available throughout the year so you can eat it whenever you want and vary your recipes. Added bonus: you can swap cauliflower for recipes with broccoli.
Go for a nice, firm, bright-coloured cauliflower (white, purple, green) with tight florets. Check it doesn’t have any black spots.
You can keep cauliflower in the fridge for 4 to 5 days and in the freezer for 6 months (after blanching and draining the florets).
To add even more flavour to this vegetable, you can add herbs when steam cooking.
Babies can start to eat cauliflower from 8 months of age. Make sure he/she is not allergic.
Cauliflower is a must-have vegetable for a healthy diet thanks to the many nutrients it contains. It is available all year round so you can eat it raw or cooked whenever you fancy. And don’t forget to let your baby enjoy it too!