Re: [efloraofindia:58778] X fruits & vegetables :: CULTIVATED :: Brassicaceae » Brassica oleracea var. botrytis

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Jan 2, 2011, 9:09:39 PM1/2/11
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On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 10:34 AM, Dinesh Valke <dinesh...@gmail.com> wrote:
Brassicaceae (mustard, or cabbage family) » Brassica oleracea var. botrytis


BRAS-ee-ka -- from the classical Latin name for cabbage
awl-lur-RAY-see-uh -- edible vegetable
bot-RYE-tis -- referring to large edible head of crowded white flower buds


commonly known as: cauliflower • Assamese: ফুল-কবি ful kobi • Bengali: ফুলকপি fulkopi • Gujarati: ફૂલકોબી phulkobi, ફૂલકોબીજ phulkobij • Hindi: फूल गोभी phul gobhi, फूल कोबी phul kobi • Kannada: ಹೂವುಕೋಸು huvukosu • Konkani: फुल्लावर phullavar, पुल्ल कोसु pulla kosu • Lushai: antam pâr hlâwm, antam pâr hlûm • Malayalam: ഒരിനം മുട്ടക്കോസ് orinam muttakkoos, പൂഗോവീസ് ചീര puugooviis ciira • Manipuri: gobi • Marathi: फ्लावर flower • Nepali: काउलि kauli, फुल्-गोबि phul-gobi • Oriya: phul kobi • Punjabi: ਗੋਭੀ gobhi • Sindhi: گُلَگوبيِ gula gobii • Tamil: பூகோசு pookocu • Telugu: మట్టకోసు mattakosu • Urdu: gul-lahana, پهولکوبي phulkobi


Distribution: only cultivated


Edible use:
... the flower-head of this plant (as VEGETABLE)
... may be eaten cooked, raw or pickled ... Wikipedia


some facts:
... the flower-head is also known as the white curd ... technically, aborted floral meristems ... in simple words, underdeveloped buds
... cauliflower and broccoli are different varieties of the same species
There are four major groups of cauliflower ... Italian ... Northwest European biennial ... Northern European annuals ... Asian
Quoted from Wikipedia



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