Broccoli ‘The Italian Asparagus’ – As Never Known Before!
Broccoli is a BIG NO-NO for many, especially the little ones but fear not because this amazing vegetable can be your best friend if cooked properly. There are many reasons why broccoli should be a part of your diet and in our blog, we are going to list some amazing facts:
- Broccoli is derived from the Italian word ‘Braccio’, which means ‘arm’.
- Broccoli came from Italy and it is believed that Romans were already enjoying this vegetable since as early as 600 B.C.
- ‘Calabrese’ Broccoli is the most common variety of broccoli, which is named after its place of origin ‘Calabria’ Italy.
- Broccoli belongs to ‘cruciferous’ family of vegetables and other honourable mentions include cauliflower, cabbage, kale and Brussels Sprout. Today in many parts of the world, cross-breeding is being done to create a newer version of Broccoli such as Chinese kale, Broccoli and many more.
- Broccoli can be grown by sowing, but the best way to grow is from a seedling in between the temperature of 18 to 23 degree Celsius.
- Broccoli head is made up of tiny flower buds.
- Broccoli is a good source of Vitamin A, C and K as well as minerals Calcium, Potassium and Iron, along with phytochemicals that helps in detoxifying the body.
- Broccoli has excellent anti-inflammatory properties and if included in the daily diet can help tackle high cholesterol levels.
- People who are trying hard to lose weight can include broccoli in their meals as the fibre in it will keep you full for a long period of time. Moreover, Broccoli is very low in calories as well.
Broccoli Nutritional Facts:
Broccoli is a decent source of Vitamin C, K1 and B9. Additionally, it is rich in minerals such as Potassium, Iron and Manganese.
Disclaimer: This blog is not a medical journal and people dealing with any ailments or issues should seek consultation from a certified physician only!