What is Cauliflower?
Cauliflower is a round cruciferous vegetable, meaning it is in the same family as broccoli and cabbage. It grows in soil on a short, sturdy white stalk. The part of cauliflower used in food preparation is the head of the plant and is white and has a bumpy texture composed of tiny white plant particles, called curds, as it looks a bit similar to cheese curds. Cauliflower is crumbly, dense and best when cooked. It has a sweet and vegetal flavor that is mild. Cauliflower is used in many dishes across the world.