Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable related to cabbage, kale, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts.
Broccoli is very perishable and should be stored in an open plastic bag in the refrigerator. Since water on the surface will encourage its degradation, do not wash broccoli before refrigerating, or else use washed broccoli the same day you wash it.
These vegetables are known for their beneficial health effects.
Broccoli is high in many nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium. It also boasts more protein than most other vegetables.
This green veggie can be enjoyed both raw and cooked, but recent research shows that gentle steaming provides the most health benefits
Raw broccoli contains almost 90% water, 7% carbs, 3% protein, and almost no fat.
Broccoli is very low in calories, providing only 31 calories per cup (91 grams).
The nutrition facts for 1 cup (91 grams) of raw broccoli are:
Protein: 2.5 grams
Carbs: 6 grams
Sugar: 1.5 grams
Fiber: 2.4 grams
Fat: 0.4 grams