Broccoli Benefits & Information

Latin Name

Brassica oleracea, Botrytis Cymosa

Parts Used

Whole Vegetable

Traditional Use and Health Benefits

Broccoli is claimed to have potent anti-cancer properties, such as diindolylmethane and small amounts of selenium. Broccoli has high amounts of Vitamin C, as well as dietary fibre. The dietary benefits of Broccoli are massively decreased when boiled.
A high intake of Broccoli has been found to reduce the risk of prostate cancer; studies suggest that it can also prevent the onset of heart disease.
Broccoli is nutritionally dense.

Typical Use

Suggested Dosage
Suggested Dosage: 1-3 tbsp. of broccoli powder 1-3 times a day.

Folklore and History

Broccoli was derived from cultivated leafy Cole crops in the North Mediterranean. Since the Roman Empire, Broccoli has been considered a uniquely valuable food among Italians. Pete Scheemakers brought Broccoli from Antwerp to England in the mid-18th century.

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