January Vegetable of the Month: Broccoli

Did You Know...

Fun Facts

  • Broccoli originated around the Eastern Mediterranean region, near Italy.

  • It is considered a cruciferous vegetable because it resembles a Greek cross.

  • Broccoli is related to cauliflower, kale, cabbage, turnips, rutabagas, brussel sprouts, and Chinese cabbage.

  • California produces 90% of the nation’s broccoli.

Nutritional Information and Health Benefits

  • Broccoli is very high in vitamin C. One cup of raw, chopped broccoli is equivalent to the amount of vitamin C packed within an orange!

  • It also contains a significant amount of vitamin A, which is needed to keep your eyes healthy.

  • Broccoli is high in soluble and insoluble fibre.

Recipe Ideas

  • Stay warm during the holiday season and try out this vegan Cream of Broccoli soup!
  • Try serving broccoli as a tasty snack! All it takes is a quick seasoning and a few minutes in the oven. 
  • This salad featuring broccoli, red bell peppers, and chickpeas is colorful, crunchy, and easy to make!