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Cauliflower and tickling

Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a green vegetable.
15(19.7%)
Cauliflower is NOT a green vegetable.
41(53.9%)
Cauliflower is complicated with respect to its color and classification. (Please explain in a comment.)
20(26.3%)

Do you like to be tickled?

Yes
2(2.7%)
Sometimes
23(31.1%)
No
26(35.1%)
Hate it
23(31.1%)


An article in the Economist this week includes the line "Admittedly, people were buying fewer green vegetables, continuing a long-term trend driven by declining appetite for cabbage, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts."

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borusa
Jun. 29th, 2012 08:01 am (UTC)
Romano cauliflower is green all the time. Cauliflower is part of Brassica oleracea which includes cabbage and greens and broccoli.
lil_shepherd
Jun. 29th, 2012 08:05 am (UTC)
This is what I was going to say!
(no subject) - del_c - Jun. 29th, 2012 08:22 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - the_alchemist - Jun. 29th, 2012 08:42 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - gillpolack - Jun. 29th, 2012 08:58 am (UTC) - Expand
rjw1
Jun. 29th, 2012 08:06 am (UTC)
im not ticklish which negates the question entirely.
noncalorsedumor
Jun. 29th, 2012 10:34 am (UTC)
Likewise.
autopope
Jun. 29th, 2012 08:07 am (UTC)
Cabbage, cauliflower and brussels sprouts are the same bloody thing -- they're all cultivars of one particular species which, like dogs, have been domesticated and bred into wildly different-looking strains.

They're all disgusting and vile, too.
the_magician
Jun. 29th, 2012 08:19 am (UTC)
This!
(no subject) - sollersuk - Jun. 30th, 2012 01:54 am (UTC) - Expand
chamaeleoncat
Jun. 29th, 2012 08:26 am (UTC)
I've seen varieties of cauliflower that are orange, green and purple... it all depends on the garden catalogue.
cartesiandaemon
Jun. 29th, 2012 08:26 am (UTC)
Hm. I feel the question is "does Cauliflower fulfil the same sort of nutritional role in a meal as green veg", to which I supposed it does but I don't actually know

Is there a particular reason cauliflower and tickling go together? :)
(no subject) - gummitch - Jun. 29th, 2012 08:29 am (UTC) - Expand
khalinche
Jun. 29th, 2012 08:58 am (UTC)
Speak for yourself! The green leafy bits protecting the curd are just as tasty, whether steamed along with it or stir-fried.
(no subject) - gillpolack - Jun. 29th, 2012 08:59 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - the_alchemist - Jun. 29th, 2012 09:30 am (UTC) - Expand
tisiphone
Jun. 29th, 2012 08:47 am (UTC)
Most cauliflower is white, but it's still a cruciferous vegetable. Some cauliflower is green (Romanesco and broccoflower). Some cauliflower is other colors, such as bright orange and purple, but still counts, IMO, as a green vegetable.
boosette
Jun. 29th, 2012 08:51 am (UTC)
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Cauliflower is a vegetable, but it is not green. (Unless you eat the leaves, the leaves are not only a green vegetable, but they are also greens.)

Broccoflower is a green vegetable, as is fractal broccoli, which resembles cauliflower more than it does proper broccoli.

heleninwales
Jun. 29th, 2012 08:53 am (UTC)
My view is that though cauliflower isn't green (at least the part humans normally eat isn't) it fits much better with cabbage, broccoli and sprouts in the category "green vegetables" than it does with root veg like carrots, swede and turnips.
mair_aw
Jun. 29th, 2012 09:34 am (UTC)
I love sprouts, and can't find them in my local supermarket. I think they're not seasonal, or something.

Who likes to be tickled with a cauliflower, then?
sollersuk
Jun. 29th, 2012 12:52 pm (UTC)
They're very definitely seasonal: autumn through most of the winter.
lemur_catta
Jun. 29th, 2012 10:17 am (UTC)
I don't think cauliflower quite makes the green cut.While it's especially high in potassium and has about the same iron level as broccoli, it isn't particularly high in calcium like a dark green veg , doesn't have comparable beta carotene or C either. I'd put it in a pale green/white category with cabbage whereas brussel sprouts or broccoli definitely make it into the greens category. I would guess a Romanesco is somewhere in between. Don't know if orange cauliflower is actually higher in beta carotene. If so, it might qualify for orange status.
noncalorsedumor
Jun. 29th, 2012 10:36 am (UTC)
I always learn things on your journal. Thanks to borusa's comment, now I know fancy things about cauliflower!
gillo
Jun. 29th, 2012 10:41 am (UTC)
Cauliflower is bicoloured. Except when it's all-green, but then it's really a sort of broccoli. If it's in a cheese sauce or aloo gobi it's multicoloured. If you don't serve the green leaves it's monotone.

So, yes, it's a complicated vegetable.
lemur_catta
Jun. 29th, 2012 12:48 pm (UTC)
Romanesco reminds me of an extreme closeup of the eye of a chameleon.
sollersuk
Jun. 29th, 2012 12:51 pm (UTC)
The flower is, well, a flower and neither green nor leafy (well, I can sometimes get green cauliflowers, but then I can also get purple Brussels sprouts).

The leaves, which I cook either together with the florets or as a separate vegetable, are a green vegetable.
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