Broccoli is part of the cabbage family along with Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and Bok choy. It originated in Italy and is part of a Mediterranean diet.
- Broccoli contains more cancer-fighting phytonutrients when eaten raw than cooked.
- Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber and beta-carotene.
- Broccoli contains the anti-inflammatory flavonoid kaempferol, which may aid in preventing cancer, heart disease and adult-onset diabetes.
- Broccoli is extremely versatile and can be eaten raw, steamed or roasted.
- One cup of broccoli provides just 31 calories.
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