Baby Orange Cauliflower
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A petite version of mature Orange cauliflower baby Orange cauliflower is made up of tightly bound clusters of florets that form small heads. The floret clusters are a richer orange hue than mature Orange cauliflower and sprout from stems which are attached to a singular central light orange trunk. The stems and trunk are firm and tender and the florets have a dense yet soft and crumbly texture. Its flavor is mild with nutty sweet nuances, a taste which is amplified when roasted. The entire cauliflower, its leaves, trunk, stems and florets are edible.
Baby Orange cauliflower has a peak season in the fall and winter months.
Baby Orange cauliflower is rich in beta carotene, a form of vitamin A, which gives it the bright orange color.
Baby Orange cauliflower can be used in both raw and cooked preparations. Use whole heads in a medley of roasted winter baby vegetables or serve whole as a vegetable accompaniment to main entrees. The small florets of the baby cauliflower are easier to segment than mature sized cauliflower. Florets can be added to omelets and stir-fries or served atop pasta and pizza. Its petite size makes it perfect for pickling. Its flavor pairs well with pine nuts, parmesan cheese, saffron, curry, garlic and golden raisins. To store, refrigerate in a plastic bag. Do not wash until just before use. For optimum quality and color, use promptly after purchase.
Developed at the New York State Agricultural Station in Geneva, part of Cornell University, breeder Michael Dickson is credited for directing the successful outcome of this vegetable sensation. After being discovered in a Canadian marsh more than thirty years ago, Orange cauliflower is now available in the United States. Dickson began his Orange cauliflower task in 1981 when he received seeds sent to him from the mutant plant by the National Vegetable Research Center in England. The first Orange cauliflower was sited in 1970 in the Bradford Marsh just north of Toronto.
Recipes that include Baby Orange Cauliflower. One is easiest, three is harder.