S & L Produce, Inc.

Cauliflower

RETAIL

Cauliflower sells on looks, and the ivory-white curds make the heads eye-appealing targets for impulse buying.

Top icing of products creates a perception of freshness and crispness. Film-wrapped heads can be placed in one or more layers, on top. Post signs informing consumers that green cauliflower is a genetic cross the combines the physical features of cauliflower with the chlorophyll of broccoli. It has a lime green head and a sweeter taste than conventional cauliflower.

Value-Added

Bags and overwrapped trays of florets by themselves, or with vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, and celery, are popular in small portions and in party-size trays. Merchandise with vegetable dips.

Cauliflower often is packed with broccoli, bok choy, bean sprouts, and snow peas in prepared stir-fry mixes.

FOOD SERVICE

Sprinkle cauliflower with breadcrumbs lightly browned in butter. Cheese or lemon is good over cauliflower. Cook cauliflower in chicken or beef stock and garnish generously with chopped fresh parsley.

HANDLING

There is no quality variance between large and small heads if they are equally mature. A slightly granular appearance is acceptable if heads are not spreading.

Store with butts down to prevent moisture accumulation on curds.

NUTRITION

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the following nutrient content descriptors for cauliflower: fat-free, saturated fat-free, very low sodium (must state that cauliflower contains 35mg or less sodium per 85g cauliflower), cholesterol-free, low in calories, high in vitamin C, and a good source of folate.

Details

Temp

32°F

Humidity

90-98%

Mist

Lightly (Not wrapped product)

Shelf Life

2-3 weeks

Nutrition

Serving Size:
1/6 medium cauliflower (99g)

Calories

25

Total Fat

0g (%)

Saturated Fat

0g (%)

Cholesterol

0mg (%)

Sodium

30mg (1%)

Total Carbs

5g (2%)

Dietary Fiber

2g (8%)

Sugars

2g

Protein

2g (4%)

Vitamin A

0%

Vitamin C

100%

Calcium

2%

Iron

2%

For reference only.
Percent values based on
2,000-calorie diet.