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Broccoli

Technical Name : Brassica oleracea var. italica

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It is sour and juicy in taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Refreshing salad can be prepared by using broccoli florets in Broccoli Salad with French Dressing.

Description

Broccoli belongs to the cabbage family. It has a head shaped like cauliflower, consisting of tiny florets. It is also called Calabrese broccoli as it is grown in Calabria in Italy. It is high in nutritional value and is rated as best for dietary fiber. It can be eaten in boiled or steamed or in raw form.

Health benefits

  • Broccoli significantly can help to prevent various forms of cancer like prostate, lungs, breast, and colon.(1) 
  • It contains calcium which helps to prevent osteoporosis.(1)
  • The fiber present in broccoli is responsible for healthy metabolism.(1)
  • It contains folic acid that helps to prevent depression and Alzheimer’s (a disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions).(1)
  • It can reduce the chances of high blood pressure.(1)

Selection Guide

Look for broccoli with bright green heads,compact florets with firm and strong stems.

Note

Overconsumption of broccoli can give rise to stomach problems like gas, constipation, diarrhea.(2) 

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