How Many Calories are in Cauliflower

admin June 7, 2012 0

The number of calories in a cauliflower varies depending upon its size and also the form in which it is consumed. One Floweret of raw cauliflower has 3 calories, one ounce of raw cauliflower has 7 calories, one cup of raw cauliflower pieces has 25 calories, one small raw cauliflower head has 66 calories, one medium raw cauliflower head has 144 calories and one raw large cauliflower head has 210 calories. The calorie content in a cooked cauliflower differs from this. One ounce of cooked cauliflower has 6-7 calories, three and a half oz of cooked cauliflower has 23 calories, 4 oz of cooked cauliflower has 26 calories, 6 oz of cooked cauliflower has 39 calories, 8 oz of cooked cauliflower has 52 calories, half cup of chopped and cooked cauliflower has 14 calories and 3 flowerets of cooked cauliflower have 12 calories.

Cauliflower Calories

Cauliflower also has a number of other nutritional contents. There are around 2.5 calories in a cauliflower out of which 0.19 Calories come from Fat. The Fat content in a Cauliflower is 0.021 grams out of this, 0.0032 grams are Saturated Fats, 0.0099 grams are Polyunsaturated Fats and 0.0014 are Monounsaturated Fats. The cholesterol content in cauliflower is nil while fiber content is good, making it a good choice for salads. Cauliflower has around 3.0 mg of Sodium, 30.3 mg of Potassium, 0.52 grams of Carbohydrates, 0.25 grams of Dietary Fiber and the protein content in cauliflower is 0.2 grams.

Though low in various micronutrients, cauliflower is still preferred in both cooked as well as raw forms. One of the reasons for this is that it gives 0% Cholesterol and is also very low in fats. It is because of these two factors that it is considered to be light and healthy food option and is used as a part of various dishes.

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