Cauliflower-Prune-Pomegranate Salad

If you have cravings for sweet, try this cauliflower salad with luxurious texture and sweetness of pomegranate seeds and prunes! An easy party food or a snack to work. Cauliflower can be served warm or cold.

Some health benefits of the ingredients:

Dried Plum / Prune

Free radicals and oxidation can lead to cellular damage that triggers inflammation, arterial damage, ageing and cancer. Antioxidants work their best to disarm those free radicals in our body. Did you know, that dried plums (prunes) rank number 1 in antioxidant activity! They have a high content of unique phytonutrients called neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acid, classified as phenols. Their function as antioxidants, that fight against free radicals has been well-documented.

Prunes are also high in fibre, which can help prevent haemorrhoids or an overactive bladder. A recent study conducted by Texas A&M University and the University of North Carolina shows that dried plums can promote retention of beneficial bacteria throughout the colon which then again may reduce the risk of colon cancer.

Potassium in prunes is a very important mineral for the proper function of all cells, tissues, and organs in the human body. Potassium can help with digestion, heart rhythm, nerve impulses, and muscle contractions, as well as blood pressure.

Cauliflower

Cauliflower is especially high in vitamin C, vitamin K, beta-carotene, and much more to help with digestion and detoxification. It’s also rich in anti-inflammatory nutrients, like antioxidants, to help keep inflammation in check. Sulforaphane in cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables has been found to significantly improve kidney function and blood pressure. Sulforaphane has also been shown to kill cancer stem cells, thereby slowing tumour growth. Choline (a B vitamin) intake during pregnancy may boost cognitive function, and improve learning and memory in adult offspring.

Pomegranate

Pomegranate juice has been found to have three times the antioxidant activity of red wine and green tea. Therefore it has potent anti-inflammatory properties. Pomegranate might help with memory problems, improve exercise performance, fight bacterial or fungal infections, lower the risk of heart disease, lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and even some cancers.

Cauliflower-Prunes-Pomegranate Salad
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Ingredients

  • Cauliflower florets, lightly steamed
  • Prunes
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Lemon juice, fresh
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Himalayan salt

Instructions

  1. Steam cauliflower lightly, leaving it a bit crunchy, al dente.
  2. Combine cauliflower, prunes and pomegranate seeds in a serving bowl.
  3. Add some lemon juice, olive oil and sprinkle a pinch of salt.
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