Cooked cauliflower becomes mushy and unappetizing even when refrigerated under the best of conditions; best to only cook what you can consume in a single day.
Cauliflower stores poorly, both raw and cooked; it quickly acquires a strong and unpleasant odor.
Store unwashed cauliflower for 4 to 5 days in a perforated plastic bag in the crisper section of the refrigerator when raw; do NOT store in a sealed container as cauliflower needs oxygen.
Washed raw florets should be tightly wrapped in plastic; they will keep refrigerated for 3 or 4 days.
Florets can also be pickled.
The creamy white variety of cauliflower is most familiar, but a purple variety is also available.
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