Cauliflower is available all year round, but it is at its best in the cooler months. Part of the cabbage family, cauliflowers are an excellent source of vitamin C and dietary fibre. The best way to choose a cauliflower is to look for firm, creamy white heads with the florets pressed tightly together. A yellow tinge indicates that the cauliflower is over-mature. All leaves should be bright green and crisp.
The Adelaide Showground Farmers Market also has an unusual variety of cauliflower available - it’s purple! The purple colour comes from the antioxidant ‘anthocyanin’, the same antioxidant found in red wine.