A green vegetable for adults, but miniature trees for children! Broccoli belongs to the species known as Brassica oleracea. It’s closely related to Brussel sprouts, cabbage, and bok choy—collectively called cruciferous vegetables.
Due to its low calories and abundant reserve of nutrients and antioxidants, it runs with the reputation of a superfood in the vegetable circle. It’s a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals and helps in flushing out large amounts of toxins from the body.
Calabrese broccoli, Purple cauliflower, and Sprouting broccoli are the three main variants. Broccoli can either be eaten raw or cooked, the nature of which changes the nutrient profiles. The best way to consume broccoli is by steaming it, for it minimizes lost nutrients. Just half a cup of cooked broccoli provides 84% of the reference daily intake (RDI) — more than half an orange can offer.
Broccoli is abundant in health benefits, in case you were looking for a good reason to relish them, we’ll give you a bunch!
- Eating broccoli lowers blood sugar and improves diabetic control due to its antioxidants and fiber content
- Supports and boosts your heart health and reduces inflammation
- Promotes healthy digestion and reduces constipation
- Slows down your aging process
- Reduces the risk of cancer
When buying broccoli, you should try to choose pieces that are tight and firm to the touch and dark green in color. Limp, yellow, or wilting ones are inedible. Fresh, young broccoli should not taste fibrous, woody, or sulfurous. Broccoli can become woody or fibrous if a person stores it at room temperature for a long time.
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For optimal freshness, cling wrap your broccoli after every use and store it conveniently in the Vegetable Sorting System that’s specially designed for your vegetables.
So we’re assuming it’s going to be cute, miniature trees for dinner tonight then?