Is Broccoli Good For You?
Broccoli is a versatile vegetable that is great in soups, stews, and roasted on its own. So what are the health benefits of broccoli? Find out everything you need to know about the vegetable here.
What is broccoli?
Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable in the same family as cauliflower, kale and cauliflower. There are different varieties that are eaten often, such as tenderstem broccoli, broccolini and purple broccoli.
Does broccoli have nutritional value?
Broccoli has a great deal of nutrients in each floret — just 80g, around 2 florets, contains one of your five-a-day. It is an excellent source of a range of essential vitamins, such as Vitamins A, C, B vitamins, and vitamin K. It is a good source of fibre and protein, and provides a range of minerals including iron, calcium and potassium.
Is broccoli good for you?
Broccoli is a great addition to a balanced diet, as much as many children hate it! Research has shown it can help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease when eaten regularly, and can also help increase bone mineral density.
Check out our recipe for broccoli orecchiette for some inspiration on how to get more broccoli in your diet.
By Toni Olukiran
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