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From Cruciferous Vegetable Puffs to Nutrient-Dense Snack Cakes

 - Oct 3, 2018
Rising interests in plant-powered, free-from eating turned cauliflower into a satisfying gluten-free replacement for everything from white rice to glutinous pizza crusts—and now, cauliflower snacks are emerging as better-for-you indulgences.

While cauliflower has become a viable stand-in for the main part of a meal—as evidenced by the "cauliflower steak"—and even side dishes like mashed potato, the snack category is also being transformed by this cruciferous vegetable. Cauliflowers are now common ingredients in everything from pretzels, puffs and crackers to ice cream, helping to provide consumers with nourishing options that feel like smarter snacking choices than the comfort foods they are used to seeing on the shelves of stores.

On its own, cauliflower is seldom eaten raw as a snack, as the vegetable tends not to break down easily but these snack options made with different forms of the vegetable are sure to satisfy.