About Fresh Cauliflower | Malta
Fresh cauliflower is a common vegetable used by many cultures and countries around the world – its mild taste makes it a great complement to a wide variety of dishes and nearly every country has a ‘traditional’ recipe that calls for the use of fresh cauliflower. Cauliflower is part of the cabbage family and is closely related to broccoli – they are both flowering plants that are used as vegetables.
In Malta, fresh vegetables are an important part of the Mediterranean diet (as well as strong part of the unique Maltese diet). To find out more about fresh vegetables in Malta, click here.
Due to limited amounts of land, many vegetables are imported into Malta, including cauliflower. Many people like to source their fruits and vegetables as close as possible to home, and it is possible to do that during cauliflowers growing season which is during the cold seasons in Malta – the majority of Fresh Cauliflowers grown in Malta are grown in Mgarr. Traditionally cauliflower does not tolerate heat well and prefers cooler weather countries, but there have been strains developed that are hardier and more adapt to the Mediterranean weather.
Fresh cauliflower, like fresh broccoli is an excellent source of vitamins and mineral (learn more about how good broccoli is for you). In fact, 1 cup of raw cauliflower provides you with over 85% of your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin A! Cauliflower is also known to have many cancer and diabetes fighting flavanoids in it, which is a good reason to incorporate more of it into your diet.
Due to its mild flavor, cauliflower can be incorporated into many dishes – from soups and mashed potatoes, to Indian curries and Chinese stir fries. Like most vegetables, the best way to cook cauliflower to retain its nutrients is to cook it for the least amount of time possible – stir frying, steaming are a few good options. This way also allows the cauliflower to retain a ‘crunchy’ texture instead of a mushy one which many people dislike.
In Malta, there are a few traditional recipes starring fresh cauliflower. One of those is Cauliflower Fritters (known in Maltese as Pulpetti tal Pastard) – this is an easy to make recipe that has cauliflower as it’s main ingredient, click here to view recipe.
The best cauliflower are those that are in season and have large vibrant white floral heads. If you’re unable to find any suitable fresh cauliflower, fresh frozen cauliflower is an excellent substitute and is a staple item in supermarket freezers. Frozen vegetables have nearly as much nutrients as fresh vegetables, as they are frozen right after being picked. Learn more about frozen vegetables
Where to buy fresh Cauliflower in Malta
You can buy fresh cauliflower in Malta from Park Towers Supermarkets in St Julian’s and St Venera. Park Towers Supermarkets stocks a wide variety of fresh vegetables which includes cauliflower nearly all year round. They also stock frozen cauliflower, which is long lasting and just as healthy. For reliable, high quality fresh cauliflower at great value for money, check out Park Towers Supermarket.
Park Towers Supermarkets | St Venera | San Giljan Malta
Park Towers Supermarkets | Fresh cauliflower on the Map | St Venera | San Giljan Malta
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