Well, both broccoli and cauliflower are from the same species known as Brassicaceae. They both are innately the immature flowers of cabbage. Though immature, both of them are highly nutritious and delicious.
For a lot of reasons, these two vegetables are often confused for one another, even though they possess striking differences in colour. Broccoli is green whereas cauliflower is white. But both of them have florets. Is it because of that? Maybe.
Let’s try and find out answers to all these questions today. But first, what exactly are broccoli and cauliflower?
Cauliflower is a vegetable with a solid, dense, edible white flesh that looks like a ball of florets having a mild, sweet flavour.
Whereas Broccoli is a vegetable with thick green stalks and condensed green flowering head having a very green taste.
Absolutely no! Cauliflowers are not white broccoli. While both the vegetables appear to have bunched florets growing from the centre, the difference is in the way the florets are spread. Broccoli has spread out green florets whereas cauliflower has closely bunched white florets.