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Aug 18, 2008 03:42 PM

orange cauliflower: have you tried it?

i saw some orange colored cauliflower at my local grocery. i wondered if it just looks different, or has a neat new flavor?

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  1. It tastes the same, as does purple cauliflower. If you buy some, make sure you roast it rather than boiling or steaming it - I find that water makes the color seep out.

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    1. re: katecm

      thanks katecm, but i'm sorry that it does not have any different flavor!

      1. re: alkapal

        The purple stuff is the same way, but it sure looks pretty on the plate.

        Are you familiar with romanesco? It's more like a cauliflower/broccoli hybrid. It does have a slightly different flavor, and is just gorgeous, to boot.

    2. Hope this helps. I had the same question last year and heard from many people who all had pretty much the same experience "looks different, tastes the same".

      1. If there's a taste difference, I've never been able to detect it. Good for making pretty salads, though. I might try pickling some -- with most vegetables, the color usually transfers to the brine.


          I had the identical question last year and have included the posts for you. Consensus: tastes like white cauliflower, looks prettier on the plate, may or may not contain more nutrients.

          1. I have received some in our CSA bags. Honestly, it did seem to have a little different (in a good way) flavor, but I can't quite put my finger on it. I guess that it tastes "fresher" maybe "greener" (orange though it is). It isn't strong, just tastes really good; I suspect that is a function of it being only a day old rather than the color so I'm not sure that the grocery store cauli. will taste any different than white.