turn purple cauliflower red?

rehfilet
Bento-ing from: › Germany
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hello,
there was a lot of purple cauliflower in those halloween bentos, wasn't it? people seem to think it's scary!

i once bought purple cauliflower, it tasted like the normal kind but looked very weird in the cooked dish, like it belonged in a vase.. it's not a colour i associate with food!
now i'm wondering if it'd turn into a lovely "edible" wine red hue if cooked with a little vinegar or apples and cidre, like red cabbage does.. that would be neat! it's nearly the same plant, i guess it should work..

has anyone tried this?

rehfilet

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bronwyncarlisle
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Re: turn purple cauliflower red?

That should work. The red/purple in both cabbage and cauliflower is caused by an anthocyanin, which acts as a pH indicator, turning blue in alkaline conditions and red in acidic ones. It's also an antioxidant, so it's good for you as well as being pretty.

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