colorful broccoli and cauliflowers

Broccoli and Cauliflowers: How to Cook and Keep the Colors


We love having unique, colorful, and seasonal veggies around. Look what I found today! This beautiful and Colorful Broccoli and Cauliflowers!

Remember, the more colors on your plate, the more nutritious your meal is.

We all eat with our eyes first, and this is the way to make it!


Steam your vegetables to keep their colors. Put them into cool running water to stop the cooking process.

Avoid boiling them, you will preserve the color as well as the nutrients because they will not be leached into the boiling water.

If you still boil them, just cook them in boiling salted water for a few minutes, take them out, and cool them immediately in iced water.

Which is healthier – Steaming or Boiling Broccoli and Cauliflowers

As steaming doesn’t rob the vegetables of its essential nutrients, it is advisable to steam the vegetables instead of boiling. However, before you steam the vegetables, make sure you wash them in the right way to remove harmful chemicals from the surface. 

The shared benefits of Broccoli and Cauliflower

  • Both are filled with lots of essential minerals and vitamins that are extremely important for the body.
  • They contain potent antioxidants that offer health-protective effects
  • They may protect against certain types of cancer

Additional benefits of Broccoli

  1. Bioactive Compounds May Contribute to Reduced Inflammation
  2. Antioxidants and Fiber May Aid Blood Sugar Control
  3. May Support Heart Health in a Variety of Ways
  4. Promotes Healthy Digestion and Reduced Constipation
  5. May Slow Mental Decline and Support Healthy Brain Function
  6. May Help Slow the Aging Process
  7. Vitamin C Content Supports a Healthy Immune System
  8. May Support Dental and Oral Health
  9. May Promote Healthy Bones and Joints
  10. Nutrient Content May Support a Healthy Pregnancy
  11. May Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage

Additional Benefits of Cauliflower

  1. Cauliflower is high in fiber, which is beneficial for overall health.
  2. May Aid in Weight Loss
  3. It is a Low-Carb Alternative to Grains and Legumes
  4. Easy to Add to Your Diet as it can be eaten raw, steamed, roasted, or sauteed.
  5. It is High in Choline which plays a major role in maintaining the integrity of cell membranes, synthesizing, brain development, and promotes a healthy nervous system.

Wan to know more about the benefits of these two great vegetables? Keep reading...

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