Cauliflower is a member of the Cabbage Group in the Mustard Family of plants.
Care and Handling
Ideal Storage Temperature: 34° -36°F. 85-90% relative humidity. Because of its coloring and texture, cauliflower shows damage easily. To prevent damage to curd, handle with care; do not drop shipping containers. Avoid excessive handling. Do not wash before storing.
- Good quality cauliflower should be white or creamy white in color and feel firm, heavy and compact.
- Cauliflower can help with poor circulation, anxiety, headaches and stress.
- Cauliflower may turn yellow in alkaline water. For whiter cauliflower, add a tablespoon of milk or lemon juice to boiling water.
- Do not cook cauliflower in an aluminum or iron pot. The chemical compounds in cauliflower will react with the aluminum and turn the vegetable yellow. While in an iron pot, it will turn a brown or blue-green color.
Did You Know?
Mark Twain described cauliflower as, “cabbage with a college education.”