Main varieties include Snow Crown, Polar Express, Andes, Freemont, Sierra Nevada, Majestic and White Rock.
Cauliflower is an excellent source of Vitamin C, a good source of folacin and a source of potassium.
Cauliflower probably originated in Asia Minor, but was available almost exclusively in Italy until the 16th century when it was introduced to France and eventually to other areas of Europe. It was first grown in North America in the late 1600s.
Today, thick cauliflower soups are popular in France and Eastern Europe. Sardinian cooks combine garlic, olive oil and capers with it to make zesty salads and hot dishes. In India, it's cooked with potato and onion to make a rich vegetable curry.