5 Things You Definitely Didn’t know about Broccoli

Brocco- Waka. 

Broccoli. There’s something about saying ‘broccoli’ that pushes that plate away automatically. We don’t know what this little tree like vegetable did wrong, but let’s just say it doesn’t have big fans. So we sat down with this Green, Mean, Fighting Machine and asked it a few things. And some of the stuff was really worth noting down, we promise. 

1. Broccoli came from Italy 

5 Things You Definitely Didn't know about Broccoli

Off the Mediterranean, really. Since the time of the ancient Romans to be precise. 

2. Broccoli is high in Vitamin C

5 Things You Definitely Didn't know about Broccoli

1 Bowl of chopped broccoli = 1 Orange. Do the math. 

3. Broccoli will fight away heart disease and cancer 

5 Things You Definitely Didn't know about Broccoli

Broccoli contains the flavonoid kaempferol. Kaempferol is an anti-inflammatory, helps fight against cancer and heart disease and prevents diabetes from kicking in. 

4. Fiber Overload 

5 Things You Definitely Didn't know about Broccoli

Broccoli is high in soluble and insoluble fiber. Both of which you need. 

5. Cabbage’s Brother 

5 Things You Definitely Didn't know about Broccoli

Broccoli is of Cabbage’s family. In fact, it translates as “Cabbage’s Flower”. 

Now let’s make ourselves some Broccoli and sit down for dinner. Try Broccoli stuffed Vidalia Onions or a Broccoli Soup.