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Broccoli Quiz!

What do you know about broccoli? What do your clients know? Find out with this fun broccoli quiz! This quiz offers a great way to re-introduce this super-healthful vegetable, and is new way to make broccoli approachable, appealing, and fun.

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Broccoli Quiz!

What do you know about broccoli? What do your clients know?

BroccoliFind out with this fun broccoli quiz! The quiz offers a great way to re-introduce broccoli, and includes tools to make this super-healthful vegetable approachable, appealing, and fun.

So, without further ado, here is the broccoli quiz!

Broccoli Quiz:

Question #1: Broccoli is a fantastic source of which nutrient?

A) Vitamin A
B) Vitamin B12
C) Vitamin C
D) Copper

Question #2: Which of the following vegetables is not related to broccoli?

A) Bibb lettuce
B) Kale
C) Cabbage
D) Cauliflower

Question #3: Roughly how many broccoli plants can grow on a single acre of land?

A) 10,000
B) 20,000
C) 30,000
D) 40,000

Question #4: In what ways could the compounds in broccoli help prevent cancer?

A) With anti-inflammatory properties
B) With anti-carcinogenic properties
C) By protecting cells from DNA damage
D) All of the above

Question #5: Roughly how much broccoli does the average person eat in a year?

A) 5 pounds
B) 6 pounds
C) 7 pounds
D) 8 pounds

Broccoli Heart

Answers:

Question #1: C) Vitamin C Broccoli is a vitamin C powerhouse, with 135% of your daily value (DV) for vitamin C in a single cup of florets. It's also high in vitamin K, fiber, and folate.

Question #2: A) Bibb lettuce Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable, which means that it is related to Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, rutabagas, and turnips. Not lettuce though -- that's in a different vegetable family.

Question #3: C) 30,000 According to the USDA's Food and Nutrition Service, "Over 30,000 broccoli plants can grow on 1 acre of land." That's a lot of broccoli!

Question #4: D) All of the above Broccoli's cancer-preventing properties have been -- and are continuing to be -- rigorously explored. Many studies support the idea that broccoli contains elements that may help reduce a person's risk of cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, those risk-fighting properties may include fighting inflammation and carcinogens, protecting cells from DNA damage, and shutting down bacteria and viruses.

Question #5: B) 6 pounds The California Department of Public Health has revealed that "As of 2008, the average person in the United States ate nearly six pounds of fresh broccoli per year, almost four times more than the yearly amount in 1980." Go broccoli, go!

If you enjoyed the quiz and would like to share it with your clients, I've got a great PDF just for you! Download it today!

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