Cauliflower and Brain Health
Mmm this Roasted Cauliflower and Red Onion would go divinely with that prime rib I posted a couple days ago, or even the ham I’m cooking up on Monday.
According to the Worlds Healthiest Foods, “Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6. It is a very good source of choline, dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, phosphorus, and biotin. Additionally, it is a good source of vitamin B2, protein, vitamin B1, niacin, and magnesium.”
Whew! That’s a lot of nutrients for a humble white brain-looking vegetable!
I always wonder if a vegetable looks like a brain, could it possibly be healthy for the brain? Why, yes! Cauliflower is a good source of choline, a B vitamin known for its role in brain development. Some studies show that it may boost cognitive function and improve learning and memory. It may even diminish age-related memory decline!
Perhaps that’s why it is this month’s All-Star Food.
Have you ever roasted a whole head of cauliflower? If you have let me know what you did. I think this will be one of my next adventures!