As it’s National Vegetarian Week, did you know?
Cauliflower is an excellent source of dietary fibres, vitamins C and K as well as vitamins of the B group and minerals such as manganese, potassium and magnesium. Cauliflower has low caloric value and can be used as a substitute for rice and potato. Cauliflowers can be eaten raw, cooked or pickled.
In The Sreepur Village we teach our mothers ‘Sack Gardening’ which, combined with literacy, really helps cauliflowers and minds to grow.
As the greater part of our mothers is from flood-prone northern and eastern regions of Bangladesh, and as the majority lack nutrition awareness, our sack gardening programme helps them to meet their nutritional needs for their children throughout the year and in times of natural disaster.
Research has shown that 8 – 10 rice sacks of grown vegetables, like cauliflower, can feed a family of four as well as reduce the family’s monthly food expenditure.
Follow us this week and we will share with you a Cauliflower Balti recipe by Bengladeshi-born British Celebratory Chef Tommy Miah and ambassador of The Sreepur Village.
"It is a very hard job to protect children, but all the time we are aware of the dangers and obstacles and will, therefore, be on guard 24 hours seven days a week."
“My name is Amina Khatun and I am living in The Sreepur village. One of the things I am learning is how to make sack gardening, which will be extremely useful to me and my family when we return to our community in the near future.”