Cauliflower is a nutrient rich vegetable that is excellent for supporting a strong immune system and optimum health. It is incredibly high in vitamin C, K, and B-complex along with minerals such as boron, calcium, molybdenum. It is also a good source of high quality protein that is easily assimilated into the body. Cauliflower contains powerful anti-cancer compounds such as indole-3-carbinol and sulforaphane which are particularly beneficial for helping to prevent breast, cervical, ovarian, colon, stomach, and prostate cancers.
Cauliflower also contains a compound called Di-indolyl-methan (DIM) which has been shown to be effective in the treatment of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and cervical dysplasia. Cauliflower also has excellent anti-inflammatory properties due to its omega-3 and vitamin K content and is an essential food for those trying to prevent chronic inflammation as in fibromyalgia, hepatitis, arthritis, cardiomyopathy, cystic fibrosis, IBS, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Roasted cauliflower gives you a fun way to prepare this veggie for family and friends. These thick slices of cauliflower are roasted with spices and herbs giving you a delicious and also beautifully presented meal.
Roasted Cauliflower Wedges
1 large head cauliflower
2 teaspoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cloves garlic, minced
sea salt and pepper to taste
optional garnishes: basil, parsley, cilantro, thyme, and/or scallions
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.
Slice a whole cauliflower from top to bottom into three very thick slices and place in the baking trays.
Whisk together the oil and spices and brush or spoon over the cauliflower.
Bake in the oven until tender, about 15-20 minutes, but check it often. Garnish with scallions and herbs and enjoy!