Cauliflower florets are the part of the plant that most people eat. However, the stem and leaves are edible too and are especially good for adding dense nutrition to soup and stocks. Cauliflower is a low calorie source of vitamin C, folate, fibre and complex carbohydrates. Like other cruciferous vegetables, it is believed to contain compounds that reduce the risk of cancer. In particularly bladder cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate and ovarian cancer. Cauliflower provides special nutrient support for three body systems that are closely connected with Cancer development and prevention. The body's detox system, its antioxidant system, and its anti-inflammatory system. Mark Twain said "A cauliflower is nothing more than a cabbage with a college education." Perhaps Twain's comment was inspired by the cauliflower's resemblance to a brain. Cauliflower was actually considered a brain food in olden times according to the "Doctrine of Signatures," a medieval belief that plants bearing a resemblance to parts of the body have a huge role to play in treating those parts.