Broccoli is high in vitamin C and dietary fibre. It has long been a staple of European cooking and is now available from Indigo Herbs in powder form. Broccoli has immune boosting properties that can help the body repel bacterial and viral attack. Indigo Herbs Broccoli Powder can be utilised to boost a green smoothie or even encapsulated to be taken whenever you like. .
Broccoli dates back to the 6th century BC where it was meticulously bred from kale by the Etruscans. These ancient people lived in the Tuscany area of Italy and were the forbears and ancestors of the Romans. Some have called them horticultural geniuses for the pain staking work that must have taken place in breeding Broccoli. Broccoli arrived in the UK in the mid-18th century from Antwerp but wasn’t made popular in the United States until the 1920’s. The word Broccoli comes from the Italian ‘brocco’ and the Latin ‘bracchium’ meaning arm or shoot.
Indigo Herbs Broccoli Powder is made from the Calabrese variety of broccoli which is a short cool season plant belonging to the Cole crop family of plants. Other vegetables in this family include cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, collards, kale, and kohlrabi. Calabrese Broccoli sprouts one large cluster of florets on a thick stem in the centre and has large fleshy thick leaves that are wavy on the sides. If the florets are left and not harvested it will burst into many yellow flowers that then elongate on long thin stems.