Often underappreciated, the cauliflower is one of our favourite vegetables. Packed full of vitamins C and K, folate and potassium. Vitamin C helps wounds heal and is important for the growth and development of tissues as well as playing an important role in the immune system. Vitamin K helps bones to stay strong and healthy and makes sure blood clots so wounds can heal quickly. Folate works together with Vitamin B12 to help make red blood cells and makes sure our nervous system is working as it should be. Potassium is needed to maintain a good balance in body fluids and make sure all the nerves and muscles are staying strong and healthy.
When to give to your baby
Cauliflower is a great choice for one of baby’s first vegetables. We recommend to start weaning at around 6 months, however, every baby is different so follow your instinct or consult your health visitor if you are not sure. If you find it gives your little one gas, don’t be put off. Try leaving it for a few weeks before introducing it again as it can take a little while for your little one's digestive system to manage with digesting some fruit and vegetables. It's worth persisting with as it's such a great vegetable for your little one to get a taste for.