Frequently asked questions about cauliflower

Cut the cauliflower into florets
Divide the florets into smaller or larger sizes depending on how you want to prepare them.

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1. Under which names is the cauliflower known?

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Other names for cauliflower are cheese cabbage, grape cabbage, minaret cabbage and Italian cabbage.

2. How to recognise fresh cauliflower?

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You can recognise fresh cauliflower by its unblemished white florets and strong foliage.

3. Why is cauliflower considered healthy?

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The super cabbage contains only 25 calories per 100 g, 200 mg potassium, 22 mg calcium and 48.2 mg vitamin C, as well as 0.4 mg iron, 0.2 mg vitamin B6 and 15 mg magnesium.

4. How can I prepare cauliflower in a digestible way for the stomach and intestines?

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Beim Kochen in Salzwasser lösen sich viele Reizstoffe und der Kohl wird dadurch leichter verdaulich. Bei empfindlichem Magen und Darm auf das Dämpfen und das Braten vom Kohl verzichten und lieber kochen.

5. Can I also prepare cauliflower whole?

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Boil the cabbage in a large pot of salted water for about 15-20 minutes, then lift it out of the water and serve with garnishes.

6. How can I tell that the cauliflower is cooked?

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Prick the cooked, whole cabbage or the cabbage florets with a thin fork. If this is done easily and without much pressure, the cabbage is cooked.

7. How does cauliflower stay white when cooked?

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Adding salt is quite sufficient, the salt water should taste like seawater, so the cabbage stays white and tastes delicious. Adding milk to the cooking water does not produce any additional effect.

8. How can I cook cauliflower evenly?

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The cabbage florets are always cooked earlier than the cabbage stalks, so cut the cabbage stalks crosswise before cooking.

9. Recipe ideas with cauliflower

Cauliflower gratin, Casserole
Salmon from the oven in cauliflower leaf with almond butter and cauliflower
Roast salmon with cauliflower as side dish
Roast turkey escalope Side dish with cauliflower, broccoli, steamed carrots
Cauliflower cooking with tips for variations