What do you know about broccoli? What do your clients know?
So, without further ado, here is the broccoli quiz!
Question #1: Broccoli is a fantastic source of which nutrient?
A) Vitamin A
B) Vitamin B12
C) Vitamin C
Question #2: Which of the following vegetables is not related to broccoli?
A) Bibb lettuce
Question #3: Roughly how many broccoli plants can grow on a single acre of land?
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
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!
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Stephanie Ronco has been editing for Food and Health Communications since 2011. She graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with distinction in Comparative Literature. She was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2008.