Broccoli is a rich green vegetable belonging to the Brassica oleracea family. Its best advantage is the nutritional overload it contains.
Broccoli contains a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, fibre and other bioactive compounds.
According to the health line, one cup (91 grams) of raw broccoli packs contains:
Carbs: 6 grams
Protein: 2.6 gram
Fat: 0.3 grams
Fibre: 2.4 grams
Vitamin C: 135% of the RDI
Vitamin A: 11% of the RDI
Vitamin K: 116% of the RDI
Vitamin B9 (Folate): 14% of the RDI
Potassium: 8% of the RDI
Phosphorus: 6% of the RDI
Selenium: 3% of the RDI
Lutein and zeaxanthin: 566 mcg
The low-calorie vegetable contains a bunch of antioxidants which are essential in preventing the development of disease conditions.
The antioxidant eliminates free radicals produced in the body, which are potentially cancerous. Thus, aids in preventing cancer.
Improves bone health.
Accelerates hair growth.
Improves skin appearance giving it a lasting natural glow free of infections.
Help prevent cardiovascular diseases.
Aids with digestion.
Reduces blood sugar level in diabetic patients.
Improves eye health and prevents eye diseases.
Improves the immune system.
A natural source for slowing down ageing processes.
Serves as a natural detox by fighting environmental pollution and toxins.
The green veggie can either be eaten raw or cooked. You could also incorporate it in dishes such as salads, soups and slaws.
Broccoli is said to contain the most nutrients than any vegetable. Nigeria is not known for broccoli farming. However, sources have it that it is grown in some part of Plateau state.
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