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Carb Counts for Cauliflower Carbohydrate and Nutritional Information
By Laura Dolson, About.com Guide
Updated September 21, 2010
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Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Cauliflower
- ½ cup cauliflower (50 grams): 1.5 grams effective (net) carbohydrate1 plus 1 gram fiber and 12 calories
- 1 medium head of cauliflower (5-6" diameter; about 20 oz): 16 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 14 grams fiber and 144 calories
- ¼ lb. (4 oz) cauliflower: 3 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 3 gram fiber and 28 calories
Glycemic Index for CauliflowerAs with most non-starchy vegetables, there is no scientific study of the glycemic index of cauliflower2.
Estimated Glycemic Load of Cauliflower
- ½ cup chopped cauliflower: 1
1 medium head of cauliflower (5-6" diameter; about 20 oz): 14
¼ lb. (4 oz) cauliflower: 3
Health Benefits of CauliflowerCauliflower is a very good source of fiber. It is an excellent source of Vitamin C, a very good source of Vitamin K and folate, and a good source of Vitamin B6 and potassium.
In addition, cauliflower is one of the cruciferous vegetables, which have been shown to have anti-cancer properties. It also has a fairly high level of antioxidant phytonutrients5 on a per-calorie basis.