December 23, 2012

Veggie Fact of the Day

Orange Cauliflower - New Veggie #61
Orange Cauliflower - I've previously posted a New Veggie Fact of the Day regarding the Cauliflower. The orange variety, contrary to popular belief, was not made in a lab by crazy scientists and is most definitely colored artificially. The orange color is a result of a natural genetic mutation (discovered in Canada in 1970), which allows the vegetable to hold more beta carotene, or Vitamin A (up to 25 times the level found in its white counterpart). Despite the unique color, the flavor and texture is indistinguishable. Here is a great article about the history of the orange cauliflower that was published in the Saveur Magazine

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