cauliflower purple, Violet, single piece

Category: France, fresh vegetables, purple

  • Purple cauliflower displays vibrant violet hues on the outside florets, however, the stem and core of the vegetable retain a cream color. The entire plant (floret, stalk, and leaves) is edible. The stems and trunk are firm and tender and the florets have a dense yet soft and crumbly texture. Its flavor is milder, sweeter, nuttier, and free of the bitterness sometimes found in White cauliflower.

  • Purple cauliflower can be chopped into individual florets and eaten raw, or roasted and paired with additional flavors such as garlic or balsamic vinegar. The vibrant color is a nice visual counterpoint for green-hued vegetables like green beans, peas or broccoli. Blend steamed cauliflower with beans for a unique spread for toast or crackers. Use within a few days of purchase for the best color and texture.

  • When you get it home, unwrap it immediately and transfer it to a loosely sealed plastic bag, with a paper towel tucked in to absorb any excess moisture. Whole heads of cauliflower can be kept in a loosely sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator for 4 to 7 days. Precut florets should be stored for no more than 4 days.