What is the difference between cauliflower and broccoli

cauliflower and broccoli
cauliflower and broccoli

Do you know the difference between these two similar vegetables?

Cauliflower and broccoli are both produced in the Mediterranean region. However, the former is a Brassica oleracea species of the Cruciferae, which is one of the varieties of cabbage. Although broccoli is also a variety of cabbage, the two are not the same species. They are two kinds of vegetables.

From the outside, although they have the same shape, they are slightly different in color. Cauliflower is white and broccoli is green.
And their nutrients are different. Broccoli has a higher content of protein and vitamin A. And because of the difference in taste, the method is also different.

So do you know their nutritional value and eating taboos? The following article will introduce the difference between cauliflower and broccoli in detail.

The nutritional value of cauliflower and broccoli

Cauliflower and broccoli are not only rich in nutrients but also have health effects. Ancient people even praised cauliflower and broccoli as “a godsend medicine” and “the poor man’s doctor.”

Both types of cauliflower are rich in nutrients, rich in protein, carbohydrates, cellulose, minerals, carotene (Glucosinolates), vitamin K and vitamin A, etc.

But broccoli is higher than cauliflower in some nutrients. The carotene and vitamin A contained in every 100 grams of broccoli are more than 200 times that of broccoli.
Every 100 grams of broccoli contains slightly less water, sodium, magnesium, selenium, and copper than cauliflower, but the content of other items such as protein and carbohydrates are slightly higher than that of cauliflower.

Studies have found that when people are highly excited, their memory is strongest. Acetylcholine in the brain is the key substance that can stimulate the excitement of brain cells. But as we age, the acetylcholine in the brain will continue to decrease.

Lack of acetylcholine will not only cause memory loss and slow thinking, but it may also lead to dementia in severe cases. British scientists proposed that supplementing acetylcholine is one of the effective ways to improve memory.

Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and broccoli all contain “acetylcholine”, which can promote memory.

This is cauliflower - cauliflower and broccoli
This is cauliflower – cauliflower and broccoli

The applicable user of cauliflower and broccoli

Generally speaking, cauliflower and broccoli are suitable for the general population and there are no special contraindications.

But patients with lupus erythematosus should not eat broccoli. Some people will benefit from eating cauliflower and broccoli.

  • 1. Suitable for children in the growth and development period. Cauliflower and broccoli have extremely high vitamin C content, which is conducive to human growth and fertility and the improvement of immunity. Children’s consumption can enhance resistance, promote growth and development, and maintain normal functions of teeth, bones, and body.
  • 2. It is suitable for people who live in a polluted environment and whose liver is easily poisoned. Because of the extremely high vitamin C content, broccoli and broccoli can enhance the liver’s detoxification ability, it is recommended that people who live in a polluted environment for a long time eat more.
  • 3. It is suitable for all people who want to resist cancer infection. Cauliflower and broccoli have good anti-cancer effects, especially breast and stomach cancer.Studies have shown that broccoli and broccoli contain a variety of indole derivatives. This compound has the effect of reducing the level of estrogen in the human body and can prevent breast cancer.
Studies have also shown that the level of serum selenium in the human body is significantly reduced when suffering from gastric cancer, and the concentration of vitamin C in gastric juice is also significantly lower than that of normal people. Cauliflower and broccoli can not only supplement a certain amount of selenium and vitamin C but also provides abundant carotene to prevent the formation of precancerous cells and inhibit the growth of cancer.
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