Broccoli

Description: Bright green in color. Looks like a little tree with compact florets making up Food - broccolithe “crown”

Availability: Spring and Fall

Facts: Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family, and is closely related to cauliflower. Its cultivation originated in Italy.

Serving Size = 1/2 CUP

Selection: Choose odorless heads with tight, bluish-green florets.

Food - nutrition label broccoliStorage: Refrigerate for use within 3-5 days.

Nutrition Benefits: Low fat; saturated fat free; low sodium; cholesterol free; high in vitamin C; high in folate; good source of dietary fiber; good source of potassium.

Pigments: chlorophyll, lutein, beta-carotene

Phytochemicals: glucoraphanin, glucobrassicin, glucoerucin, glucoiberin, D-glucaric acid, caffeic acid, quercetin, alpha-lipoic acid, lignans

ORAC Score: 890

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