Broccoli belongs to the cruciferous vegetables family and health benefits of broccoli are beyond our thinking. Cruciferous vegetables family include other vegetables like kale, cauliflower, cabbage and etc.

About Broccoli vegetable

Broccoli is green vegetables and looks like similar to cauliflower.There are three main varieties of broccoli.

  • Calabrese broccoli: It is the most common type, named after Calabria (Italy) and is simply called broccoli.
  • Sprouting broccoli: This variety has many heads and thin stalks.
  • Purple cauliflower: It has a shape like a cauliflower and consists of tiny flower buds.

The alternative names of Broccoli

Scientific name: Brassica oleracea var. italica
English name: Broccoli
Other names of broccoli are small green tree, Rabe, Kai-lan, romanesca, broccoflower

Taste of Broccoli

Raw Broccoli is bitter in taste due to the presence of natural compound called glucosinolates.

Nutrition value of Broccoli

100 grams of broccoli contain

  • Carbs: 6 grams
  • Protein: 2.6 gram
  • Fat: 0.3 grams
  • Fiber: 2.4 grams
  • Vitamin C: 135% of the RDI
  • Vitamin A: 11% of the RDI
  • Vitamin K: 116% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B9 (Folate): 14% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 8% of the RDI
  • Phosphorus: 6% of the RDI
  • Selenium: 3% of the RDI

Health Benefits of Broccoli

  • Improve Digestion
  • Prevents Chronic Diseases
  • Improve Liver health
  • Broccoli has Antiaging and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Reduce Diabetes
  • Prevents Heart Diseases
  • Improve skin tone
  • helps in detoxification
  • Improve Metabolism
  • helps in pregancy
  • Improve bone health

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