Health Benefits And Nutrition Facts-Cauliflower Vs Broccoli


Health Benefits And Nutrition Facts-Cauliflower Vs Broccoli


Cauliflower and broccoli are flower vegetables that comprise of clustered florets.

Broccoli is not grown in India but is available whereas cauliflower is readily grown and is widely available in vegetable markets.



Health benefits of cauliflower

  • Cauliflower is very low in calories. It has several health-benefiting antioxidants and vitamins. It is known to be very low in fat and contains no cholesterol.
  • Cauliflower contains several anti-cancer phyto-chemicals. They have proven benefits against cancers of the prostate, breast, cervix, colon, ovaries because they inhibit the growth of cancer cells and also kill them.
  • A particular compound found in the cauliflower family of vegetables is effective as an immunity boosting, anti-bacterial and anti-viral compound.
  • Fresh cauliflower is a wonderful source of vitamin C. Vitamin-C is an antioxidant that fights against harmful free radicals. It also boosts immunity and prevents infections.
  • It contains good amounts of many vital B-complex groups of vitamins as well as vitamin K.
  • Further, It is also good source of minerals such as manganese, iron, calcium, copper and potassium.


Nutrition facts of cauliflower

Nutrition chart of cauliflower                                                                    Net carbs – 2.97 g

Source- USDA

A 100 g serving of the fresh cauliflower head provides just 25 calories. It is very low in fat and has no cholesterol in it. Total carbs are just 4.97 g with dietary fibre  2 g. and Net carbs are 2.97 g.

100 g of cauliflower provides about 48.2 mg or 80% of daily recommended value of vitamin C and 10% of daily recommended value of vitamin B-6.



Health benefits of broccoli

  • Broccoli also falls in the category of very low calorie vegetables. Nevertheless, it is a rich source of dietary fibre, anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins that provide health benefits.
  • Broccoli is a storehouse of several phyto-nutrients. Studies have shown that these phyto-nutrients help protect from several types of cancers.
  • Fresh vegetable is exceptionally rich source of vitamin-C. Vitamin-C is a well known powerful anti-oxidant and immune booster that helps fight against infection causing microbes. Also, broccoli has lots of vitamin A in it. Vitamin A is vital for eye health and skin health.
  • Fresh broccoli heads are an excellent source of folates. Studies have found that consumption of fresh vegetables and fruits that are rich in folates during pre-conception, and pregnancy helps prevent birth defects in the infant.
  • This flower vegetable is rich source of vitamin-K; and B-complex group of vitamins. The flower heads are also known to have some amount of omega-3 fatty acids in them.
  • Broccoli is also a rich source of minerals like calcium, zinc, manganese, magnesium, selenium, iron, and phosphorus.

Nutrition facts of broccoli

Nutrition chart of broccoli                                                                Net carbs- 4 g

Source- USDA

Broccoli provides just 34 calories per 100 g serving. It has 6.64 g of total carbs and 2.6 g of dietary fibre. Net carbs are about 4 g. It is low in fat and has no cholesterol at all.

100 g of broccoli provides about 150% of RDA of vitamin C. 100 g fresh head provides 12 % of recommended daily levels of vitamin A.

Low Carbers, way to go with Cauliflower And Broccoli !

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