It’s good for you, too. Cauliflower contains the cancer-fighting phytonutrient sulforaphane, as well as a good amount of folate and vitamin C, which may be helpful for weight loss. In fact, a review from Purdue University pointed to vitamin C status as a key factor in how much fat is burned during physical activity.
Cauliflower has several properties that may help with weight loss. First, it is low in calories with only 25 calories per cup, so you can eat a lot of it without gaining weight. As a good source of fiber, cauliflower slows digestion and promotes feelings of fullness.
Signs of spoiled cauliflower include:
- Mold or large brown or black areas. If either is present, discard the head.
- The head is soft or slimy.
- An off smell.
One 1 cauliflower head large (6 to 7 inches = ~15 to 18 cm in diameter weighs approximately 840 grams = 30 oz net wt. A fairly small whole head of cauliflower around 4 inches = 10 cm in dia. will be 265 grams = 9.3 oz heavy.