Benefits of Cauliflower
Cauliflower as a Goitrogenic Food
Cauliflower is sometimes referred to as a goitrogenic food. Yet, contrary to popular belief, according to the latest studies, foods themselvescauliflower includedare not goitrogenic in the sense of causing goiter whenever they are consumed, or even when they are consumed in excess. In fact, most foods that are commonly called goitrogenicsuch as the cruciferous vegetables (including cabbage, broccoli, kale, and cauliflower) and soyfoodsdo not interfere with thyroid function in healthy persons even when they are consumed on a daily basis. Nor is it scientifically correct to say that foods contain goitrogens, at least not if you are thinking about goitrogens as a category of substances like proteins, carbohydrates, or vitamins.