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.
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