Broccoli deserves more attention because it is one of the healthiest products in the healthy nutrition.
Broccoli is known to people for more than 2000 years now, and people cultivated it in the 16th century in Italy and France. The plant has received the name from the Italian word “brocco” meaning “small nail” or “sprout”.
Broccoli is often used as a preventive medicine against various diseases, and often reduces the risk of cancer. 100 grams daily consumption of broccoli reduces the risk of cancer.
Broccoli is known for its “bad taste” and is often consumed by small children or adults. But if you prepare it appropriately it can be very tasty.
What broccoli contains:
The energy value of fresh broccoli is only 34 kcal na100 gr. The 100gr. fresh broccoli is 89% water, 0,37gr. fat, 2,8gr protein, 6,6gr. carbohydrate, 1,7gr sugar and 12,6gr. dietary fiber. Broccoli is a valuable source of vitamins and minerals, including: vitamin C, provitamin A, vitamin B6, pantothenic acids, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus and potassium.
Broccoli, strengthens immunity, protects from cold, best antioxidant, good for digestion and performs best detoxification of the body.
Buy it light green, not to be yellowed and dry. Store in refrigerator 2-4 days, and if purchased frozen it reduces the number of vitamins and minerals.