Cauliflower is a nutritional powerhouse in that it contains some of almost every nutrient our bodies need to thrive. Like all vegetables, its high fibre content keeps the digestive tract healthy and has the added element of increased satiety. Cauliflower is a popular component of a weight loss diet because it is a great, low calorie alternative to grains like rice. It contains specific anti-oxidants which have been shown in research to slow the growth of cancer cells, making it quite special.
It is also highly regarded as one of the few foods that contains choline. Choline is an essential nutrient which is utilised in many bodily processes, contributing in particular to the production of cell membranes, DNA, brain development and a healthy nervous system.
Turmeric contains the active compound curcumin, which is added to many modern supplements because of its powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is not just a delicious spice that adds depth and colour to food, but it could actually protect your body (particularly brain and heart) from disease later in life.
Makes one large jar
1 whole cauliflower chopped up into bite size pieces (including the leaves and stalk)
1 tbsp dried turmeric
1 tsp salt
½ cup cider vinegar (we love Secret Orchard cider vinegar)
½ cup water
2 tsp caster sugar
1 tsp mustard seeds
Put the chopped cauliflower into a pan of boiling water and add the turmeric powder and salt. Cook for 2 minutes, drain and leave in colander to cool. Once cool, put into a large sterilised jar and cover with the mustard seeds, sugar, vinegar and water. Put the lid on and store in the fridge. The pickled cauliflower will be ready to use after 12 hours.
Nutritional Values (for whole batch): 304 kcals / 40g carbs / 2g fat / 18g protein.
Recipes from the kitchen of Poké Food; nutrition that nourishes from the inside out.