Broccoli and cauliflower florets
By Sharon Rose
Broccoli Vs Cauliflower: What Are The Exact Differences?
Broccoli and cauliflower, despite their obvious differences, share key characteristics. Both are cruciferous vegetables in the Brassica family, with florets of tightly packed buds.
The two vegetables have distinct flavors that suit different recipes. Broccoli's chlorophyll imparts a leafy, earthy flavor, while cauliflower offers a milder, nuttier taste.
Both vegetables are low in calories and high in nutrients. Broccoli boasts more vitamin C (90%), K (77%), riboflavin, and manganese, while cauliflower leads in B6 (12%) and folate.
Broccoli and cauliflower are versatile and can be cooked by steaming, roasting, grilling, and many other methods. Raw broccoli adds a nice crunch to salads or when eaten with dips.
Cauliflower's denser structure makes it perfect for roasting or slicing into "steaks." It purees well for soups and serves as a keto-friendly substitute for rice or pizza crust.