What to do with Broccoli

    Broccoli nutrition facts

    Broccoli is a cabbage family vegetable grown for its nutritious flower?heads. Its green or purple florets have been?known for several noteworthy, unique phyto-nutrients that are found to have disease prevention and health promoting properties.

    Botanically, the vegetable is a member of large cruciferous (Brassica) family of vegetables, which also includecauliflower, brussel sprouts, cabbage, arugula, etc.?

    Scientific name: Brassica oleracea var. italica.

    Broccoli is a cool-season crop and demands fertile rich and well-drained soil to flourish. Technically, broccoli is categorized into two main types according to their appearance; heading and sprouting. Heading variety forms a large, solid head, whereas sprouting types forms many smaller heads or florets.

    Mature plant bears about 4-10 inches wide, dark green to purple color flower-head depending on the cultivar type. Its central thick stalk measures about 6-10 inches in length. Both stalk and fleshy flower heads are edible.

    Several different hybrid-mix of broccoli have developed with other cruciferous family members such asbroccoflower (hybrid of broccoli and cauliflower), broccolini?(broccoli and chinese-kale), etc.

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