Brassica oleracea, Botrytis Cymosa
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.
Suggested Dosage: 1-3 tbsp. of broccoli powder 1-3 times a day.
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.