That’s what some scientists are calling the new cauliflower strains that have been developed in Europe. There is no genetic engineering involved, they are just the result of cross-breeding. The colorful cauliflower is, in some ways, considered an upgrade. The orange version has as much as 25 times the levels of beta carotene.

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Info and picture via Daily Mail.

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  1. Lemmonex

    Though I am generally against disguising foods for kids–I hate the whole jessica seinfeld “hide the veggies” movement–this may be a fun way to get kids to eat something that is good for them. I gotta admit, purple cauliflower is kinda cool.

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  2. MC Spanky McGee

    Those are kinda trippy, the purple one especially.

    See what happens when they pull those out at Applebee’s. Heh.

    Could get rejected, could be a big hit. Dunno.

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  3. Abi Jones

    They have the purple and orange ones (and crazy pyramid shaped ones too) at Eastern Market when they’re in season. The summer, I think.

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  4. K

    I’ve been buying these for several years from a farmer’s market. They are gorgeous on a plate when roasted, and add some great color to a meal. Just don’t make a soup out of the purple one.

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  5. Julie

    That cauliflower caught my eye, it’s so vibrant. I see these once in awhile at the supermarket but for some reason these just look so much better.

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