Looks like a little green tree!
Carbohydrate, protein, vitamin A, contains more vitamin C than citrus, vitamin B, niacin, B12, sulphur, iron, beta-carotene, folic acid, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, pantothenic acid, chlorophyl.
Don’t over cook because it needs to retain rich chlorophyll content, if cooked lightly counteracts gas formation resulting from its sulphur content. Wash well if not organic, broccoli is a highly sprayed crop.
Benefits and Uses
Diuretic, anti inflammatory, immune enhancing, stimulates the liver, anti cancer: protects lungs, colon, oesophagus, stomach, larynx, mouth, pharynx, prostate, ovaries, breast and cervix against cancer (due to sulforaphane – an antioxidant). Stimulates red blood cell and haemoglobin production. Normalises blood sugar levels. Detoxifies excess cobalt, nickel and copper in the body. Anti aging. Cooling, aids in digestion of meat protein and fat, chlorophyll can inhibit viruses.
Wash well. Lightly steam to retain nutrients, or eat raw.