Cauliflower is from the cruciferous family: it is a plant with European origins, widespread in Italy. It is especially cultivated in Lazio, Puglia, Campania, Marche, Sicily and Abruzzo in winter.
Its name comes from the Latin ‘caulis’, cabbage, and ‘floris’ flower. In fact cauliflower shows a stem of about 15 or 20 cm long and green leaves surrounding the real fruit. The flower looks hard and compact, white round-shaped.