Vegetables are very good for health, they provide the body with many beneficial vitamins and trace elements. Cauliflower deserves special attention, besides the fact that it is a very tasty and dietary product, it is also a real storehouse of those vitamins. “Curly” cabbage is considered to be the most useful among the representatives of its own species.
Useful properties of cauliflower
- The most important advantage of this vegetable is an impressive amount of vitamins: C, A, E, K, H, D and group B.
- A high content of fiber, namely, it is responsible for the natural cleansing of the body from slags and other “impurities”.
- Cabbage also contains in its composition mineral salts of calcium, magnesium, copper, gland and other useful components.
- When fresh cabbage is used, the oral cavity is well cleaned from bacteria.
- The juice from this product helps the healing of ulcers on the mucous surface of the stomach.
In order for the winter period, in which the human body suffers from a special shortage of useful microelements, not to deprive itself of this wonderful and useful product, it is worthwhile to take care of preserving the cauliflower, which is called “good-for-life”. The best way to keep the maximum amount of useful properties is freezing. At the same time vegetables do not lose their smell and taste.
Freezing cauliflower for winter
Preparation for freezing:
- To begin with, rinse the cabbage well and allow the moisture to drain;
- Blot with a towel and a napkin;
- Divide into inflorescences and spread out in a thin layer in plastic bags;
- Put in the freezer for a few hours until fully frozen.
This is the easiest way to harvest cauliflower for the winter, but there is another one where the product is blanched for a few minutes in lightly salted water. After that, the cabbage is removed from the pan, cooled to room temperature and sent to the freezer, similar to the first method.
Frozen cabbage, you can leave in the same bags in which it fit into the freezer, only they need a little shake to inflorescence divided. Another storage option is plastic containers or vacuum bags with plastic clips. The main thing you should remember when filling is that cabbage, like any other frozen product, loses a certain amount of useful properties at each defrosting, so you need to put in any container such amount of product that will be used at a time to prevent repeated freezing.