The other day while strolling the French Market, this fetching purple cauliflower stopped me dead in my tracks. At first glance I thought it must be genetically modified to produce such a vibrant color. After researching the subject, I found out the purple color is caused by the presence an antioxidant group which can also be found in red cabbage and red wine. Na'hice!
Now here's where it gets interesting. Next to the purple bunch, I found the yellowish orange variety and listen to this. Per Wiki, "Orange cauliflower (B. oleracea L. var. botrytis) contains 25 times the level of Vitamin A of white varieties. This trait came from a natural mutant found in a cauliflower field in Canada. Cultivars include 'Cheddar' and 'Orange Bouquet'".
Today I made a promise to myself, I will no longer shun funny colored produce prior to researching the means of its cultivation. Hooray for variety!