Did You Know...
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.
- 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!