Broccoli is a green vegetable from the cabbage family, it is rich in dozens of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, high in dietary fibre and antioxidants.
When we think which green and healthy vegetables to include in our diet, broccoli is one of the foremost veggies to come to every health conscious people mind.
Brief history of broccoli
Broccoli, Brassica oleracea, variety italica, form of cabbage, of the mustard family. Native to the eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor, sprouting broccoli was cultivated in Italy in ancient Roman times and was introduced to England and America in the 1700s.
The survey discovered broccoli is the most popular vegetable and holds the number one spot in the United States with 39 states choosing it as the favorite.
Here are some of health benefits of broccoli
1. Cancer prevention
2. Cholesterol reduction
3. Reducing allergic reaction and inflammation
4. Powerful antioxidant
5. Heart health
6. Skin care
7. Improving bone health
8. Protection from chronic disease
9. Promotes Healthy Digestion
10. Weight Loss