2. Low in Carbohydrates and Gluten-Free
Many popular diets nowadays emphasize keeping carbohydrate levels low, and in some cases, doing away with gluten-laden foods such as pastas altogether. Cauliflower can make gluten-free diets easier because it can serve as a replacement for pasta and can even be the basis for gluten-free pizza crusts. In addition, cauliflower is a low carbohydrate alternative to potatoes and rice for diets such as Keto that eschew carbohydrates in favor of fats and proteins.
A simple recipe for cauliflower “rice” can replace the familiar grain and has 9 times fewer carbohydrates than real rice. Cauliflower has 5 grams of carbohydrates per cup whereas rice has 45. In addition, cauliflower can replace chickpeas in a special hummus dip for Keto diets and can even be the basic ingredient for gluten-free tortillas. Cauliflower can help you feel full because of its fiber and water content without the carbohydrates that can create imbalance.