Cauliflower is part of the cruciferous family which also includes broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts, just to name a few. The cruciferous vegetables are known to help protect against some cancer, heart disease and strokes. Cauliflower contains compounds that assist the body’s detoxification system in neutralizing carcinogens which can minimize the risk of some cancers. It can also create flair ups for those who have Crohn’s disease so if so, consume in moderation. Cauliflowers key nutrients include calcium, iron, magnesium and fibre. It can be stored and kept fresh in your refrigerator for up to 5 days. Enjoy eating the florets raw with dip or steam or sauté it and add to any of your favourite dishes. Cauliflower has increased in popularity lately as it is low in calories and not overly flavourful so it can be a great substitution for rice.