View Full Version : have a question about colored cauliflower???
02-02-2008, 09:09 AM
ok i saw purple, orange and green cauliflower at the grocery store this morning :eek: i don't even know if it was food coloring or if it is naturally that color. i couldn't find anyone to ask and the cashier hadn't a clue (go figure). so i thought i'd throw this out here and see what everyone here thought. or if you know anything about it or even seen it for that matter. i just don't see how that could be natural, at least not the purple and orange, the green i think could be immature cauliflower or something. but i don't know:confused: and this is from an all natural grocery store and mostly all organic stuff. well thanks for any info, it's much appreciated
02-02-2008, 09:57 AM
I read they are actually Heirloom and not GMO. Just like the purple carrots.
02-02-2008, 10:44 AM
I saw the green and purple in a seed catalog and it was listed as heirloom. I can't say about the orange, though.
02-02-2008, 10:53 AM
They're natural and delicious! Try Googling "cauliflower" and go to the wikipedia site that comes up. I had the same questions about food coloring. It turns out, there are different antioxidants in the colored ones than the white cauliflower that make them different colors! :D
02-02-2008, 04:57 PM
Aren't they the prettiest things?! :) I kinda freaked when I discovered them for the first time, and same here - no one knew what to answer when asked. I'm not sure if I was just over zealous about the neato colors, but I thought they tasted even better than more common type.
02-02-2008, 05:26 PM
i got the purple ones at an organic farmers market in rome. absolutely beautiful, huh?
hey--that reminds me... ya know all the colored kale and cabbage that you see as landscaping around the northern cities in the winter cuz its cold-tolerant? its like green outer leaves and pink or purple in the center leaves? i wonder if you could get organic or at least non-gmo seed and grow it organically, for that stuff? that would be fun and pretty to eat :) i love beautiful food. adds to the enjoyment :) anyone know?
02-02-2008, 05:28 PM
thanks everyone, now i'll have to try a color next time i need cauliflower. any recommendations upon which one to try? what do they taste like, any different than white cauliflower? thanks again everyone
dread head vegan
02-02-2008, 08:56 PM
my mom made some purple cauliflower on time he steamed it and all the purple came off if it..LOL :D it was accually kind of funny. is it possable that they could dye it sometimes??
02-02-2008, 09:33 PM
purple broccoli turns green when cooked. so dont purple beans. too bad. good thing were not cookin it, lucky us we get to keep the pretty colors :)
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