CAULIFLOWER HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

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Health Benefits

1.  Cauliflower contains sulforaphane, a sulfur compound that has also been shown to kill cancer stem cells,

2.  Sulforaphane in cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables has been found to significantly improve blood pressure and kidney function.

3.  Cauliflower contains a wealth of anti-inflammatory nutrients to help keep inflammation in check, including indole-3-carbinol or I3C, an anti-inflammatory compound that may operate at the genetic level to help prevent the inflammatory responses at its foundational level.

4.  For instance, one serving of cauliflower contains 77 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. It's also a good source of vitamin K, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, and manganese.

5.  Cauliflower is a good source of choline, a B vitamin known for its role in brain development.

6.  Cauliflower is an important source of dietary fiber for digestive health. But that's not all. According to the World's Healthiest Foods

Minerals

PRINCIPLE

NUTRIENT VALUE

PERCENTAGE OF RDA

Energy

25 Kcal

1%

Carbohydrates

4.97 g        

4%

Protein

1.92 g        

4%

Total Fat

0.28 g        

1%

Cholesterol

0 mg

0%

Dietary Fiber

2.0 g

5%

VITAMINS

Folates

57 µg

14%

Niacin

0.507 mg

3%

Pantothenic acid

0.667 mg  

13%

Pyridoxine

0.184 mg  

14%

Riboflavin

0.060 mg

4.5%

Thiamin

0.050 mg

4%

Vitamin A

0 IU

0%

Vitamin C

48.2 mg

80%

Vitamin E

0.08 mg

0.5%

Vitamin K

15.5 µg

13%

ELECTROLYTES

Sodium

30 mg

2%

Potassium

299 mg      

6%

MINERALS

Calcium

22 mg        

2%

Copper

0.039 mg  

4.5%

Iron

0.42 mg     

5%

Magnesium

15 mg        

3.5%

Manganese

0.155 mg  

7%

Zinc

0.27 mg     

2.5%

PHYTO-NUTRIENTS

Carotene-ß

0 µg

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Lutein-zeaxanthin

1 µg  

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