Cauliflower has a very mild flavor and a firm, white head. Freshly harvested cauliflower should be prepared and consumed as soon as possible. It can be stored in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator for up to a week. It has a delicate cell structure, making it easily digestible and suitable for soft and dietary foods. Before preparation, it should be thoroughly washed and then briefly but thoroughly cooked in salted water, either as a whole head or in pieces. Cauliflower is very low in calories, with only 23 calories per 100 grams and just 0.3% fat. It contains a high amount of potassium and is rich in Vitamin C, folic acid, and other B vitamins, making it a true vitamin powerhouse.
Romanesco, a green variety of cauliflower, is a particularly decorative delicacy due to its pointed individual rosettes in minaret form. Its taste is stronger and more intense than that of white cauliflower.