Green Giant Fresh, Salinas, Calif., received a U.S. patent on their Cauliflower Crumbles chopped cauliflower processing method, with a patent pending in Canada.

The patented method—comprised of elements from processing to packing—maintains the freshness of the products while preventing discoloration and ensuring an optimal shelf life of 16-plus days. Plus, these blends are recipe-ready for roasting, baking, sautéing, mashing or steaming right in the package.

“Consumers are looking for time-saving alternatives, while staying healthy,” says Jennifer Fancher, vice president marketing. “These blends—with all the time-consuming prep work done—promise little to no prep, no mess, no clean-up and no waste. Our cauliflower fried rice blend has just one-fourth the calories of regular fried rice.”

Cauliflower Crumbles “Fried Rice” Blend and Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Crumbles are available nationwide, and can be used in everything from side dishes and salads, to pizza crust and even desserts.