Cauliflower is a cruciferous plant, similar to Brussels sprouts and broccoli. It is better left until your baby’s digestive system has matured a little before introducing it, as it often causes wind and tummy discomfort. Around 10 months is a good age – especially if baby has experienced digestive difficulties with other foods.

When you do introduce cauliflower, its delicate taste and texture will be well-received, and baby will be getting much valuable nutrition.

Cauliflower is good for baby (and you):
Cauliflower is a very rich source of vitamins A and C, and is full of phytochemicals, which research indicates as helpful in preventing diseases such as cancer. Cauliflower also contains calcium – important for strong bones and teeth.

Hints on buying and storing:

  • Look for a shop where cauliflower leaves are left on – leaves protect delicate white florets (curds) from damage and mould.
  • If leaves have been removed, check for signs of browning on the cut edge – this indicates how long the cauliflower has been on the shelf.
  • Small ones are no more nutritious or tasty than large ones.
  • Store, lightly covered in a plastic bag, in the refrigerator.
  • Use within 2 or 3 days.
  • Keep a whole cauliflower stem-down to drain excess moisture.
  • Frozen cooked cauliflower is often watery when defrosted – though this no problem.

Tips on cooking:

  • To retain the most nutrients, cauliflower is best steamed.
  • Baking or roasting (with a little water, or combined in a casserole) are the next best options.
  • Wash well and steam whole, or cut into separate florets.
  • Do not over-cook cauliflower, as it will be too soft – and may taste bitter.

Ideas for ways of including cauliflower in your baby’s meals:

  • Mix with apple puree.
  • Combine with cooked green beans, broccoli, courgette (zucchini), white potato, or peas.
  • Add to cooked dried beans, lentils or brown rice.
  • Add to chicken, pork or beef dishes.

Please remember: Always consult your baby’s paediatrician or doctor about introducing new foods.

This information presented to you acts as a guide which contains researched information only and is not intended to replace advice from a qualified health professional.

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