Cabbage in ancient times mankind has recognized the queen of vegetables. Once Mark Twain said that the usual cabbage into a colored, graduated. Thus, cauliflower - intelligent relative of cabbage. Color it is not called because of the color, but because it consists entirely of inflorescence (like flowers). This cabbage is sometimes called "curly", and someone compares it with the form of the convolutions of the brain. Opinions fans of this vegetable agree on one thing: the use of cauliflower and property easy digestibility and excellent taste make it simply an indispensable product in the human diet.

In XIX century the Arabs brought the vegetable crops in Spain, where she gradually began to grow. In the XIX century the miraculous properties of cauliflower and its benefits have learned Europeans (British, Dutch and French). In Russia was a vegetable during the reign of Catherine II. Currently, low calorie cauliflower with its properties is very popular in many countries worldwide.

Useful properties of cauliflower and calorie

Useful properties have all kinds of cabbage (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower). But the benefits of cauliflower exceeds the benefit, which carry other types of vegetable. The cauliflower benefits presented in a rich mineral and vitamin content and a wide range of efficiency to human health.

The main properties of cauliflower considered high content of vitamins C, A and B. The use of a cauliflower even higher than that of lemon, as cabbage and vitamin C. A more.

Furthermore, cauliflower contains other vitamins:

  • Vitamin E;
  • Vitamin D;
  • Vitamin K;
  • Vitamin H;
  • Vitamin U.

It was in cauliflower can find such a rare vitamin U. And it is this vitamin is involved in the processes of the body in the formation of enzymes.

Along with the use of cauliflower in numerous vitamins, it contains the following components in its composition:

  • Carbohydrates;
  • Cellulose;
  • Proteins;
  • Organic acids;
  • Polyunsaturated fatty acids;
  • Starch;
  • Pectin;
  • Amino acids;
  • Natural sugar;
  • The purine compound.

An unusual feature of the cauliflower is the content of the rare substance biotin which prevents various skin diseases, as well as perfectly strengthens the nervous system. For example, with a normal content of biotin in the body, it can well cope with depression and fatigue.

Tangible benefits of cauliflower - in very useful acids in its composition. So, along with the fact that calories cauliflower a little, but the acid weight:

  • Tartronic;
  • Apple;
  • Citric.

Numerous therapeutic properties of cauliflower due to its content of minerals (salts):

  • Potassium;
  • Calcium;
  • Cobalt;
  • Chloro;
  • Phosphorus;
  • Magnesium;
  • Sulfur;
  • Sodium;
  • Copper;
  • Manganese;
  • Iron;
  • Zinc;
  • Molybdenum.

Such a complex chemical composition provides benefits cauliflower and its calorie, thus, negligible.

Thus, calorie cauliflower is only 29 kcal. At the same time enough of this product is very easy. This is due to the nutritional value of the vegetable. Indicators of nutritional value as the basic properties of cauliflower are as follows:

  • Dietary fiber 10, 5%;
  • Proteins 5%;
  • Carbohydrates 1, 7%;
  • Sodium 0, 8%;
  • Fats 0, 5%.

Useful properties of cauliflower and its low caloric value, not only provide the body with valuable nutrients and give a feeling of satiety, thus not endanger weight gain. Through the use of cauliflower it can be used as a natural medicine. Useful properties of cauliflower with its calorie content, with quite low, widely used by man to fight with all sorts of illnesses and to promote health.

So, the basic properties of cauliflower are as follows:

  • Anticarcinogenic;
  • Prevents the formation of cancer cells;
  • Prevent deformation of healthy cells;
  • Rejuvenation;
  • Cleansing.

Property Cauliflower rejuvenate and cleanse the body of toxins due to its content of enzymes.

Tangible benefits of cauliflower and its properties are used for the prevention of various diseases and their treatment, thus achieving the following objectives:

1. Strengthen blood vessels;

2. Purification of the blood;

3. Strengthen the bone;

4. Improvement of hematopoiesis;

5. Normalization of metabolism;

6. Immunity.

Application cauliflower

 Cauliflower salad
 Because of the low fiber content and low calorie cauliflower, this product is fully digested and absorbed by the body. At the same time the stomach wall, it is not annoying. That is why food cauliflower recommended included in the diet for people with the following health problems:

  • Bowel disease;
  • Gallbladder disease;
  • Violation of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • Liver problems.

Useful properties of cauliflower with her calories for a long time made her favorite of the dietary menu. So, cauliflower are often used in the preparation of therapeutic diets, diets for weight loss. Even to start feeding babies can use this vegetable is boiled.

Fiber is composed of cauliflower different special affection, because not irritate the digestive organs, is very easy to digest, even ill or grown old, and the body does not load it. Therefore, the properties of cauliflower and its caloric allow this product to be used in such serious diseases:

  • Gastritis;
  • Ulcer.

Furthermore, the use of cauliflower juice contained in it, is used to treat ulcers and gastritis. Thus, the fresh juice from vegetables is able to heal the ulcer on the mucous lining of the stomach or duodenum.

Low calorie cauliflower and property of saturation will help not only recover, but will provide the burning of excess fat. It prevents the formation of fatty deposits in the body is the property of the content of cauliflower in her tartronic acid. It is this substance allows you to burn fat and not to postpone the excess sugar in the body. Therefore, this vegetable is recommended to use in diabetes, bronchitis and gastritis. The best in these cases makes cauliflower juice.

External benefits cauliflower causes its application for burns and for wound healing, ulcers and eczema. To do this, crushed vegetable protein mixed with egg and applied to the affected area in the form of a bandage.

The best option of cooking to use cauliflower and its properties are preserved in the best way, it is a decoction in lightly salted water.

Contraindications and harm from the use of cauliflower

Do not get involved in this vegetable and to abuse these products for people with problems such as:

  • Gout;
  • Food allergy.

Due to the extraordinary properties of cauliflower by the presence therein of purine compounds abandon its use is necessary in heart failure and kidney stones. An absolute contraindication is a violation of purine metabolism in the body.