Broccoli was named after the Italian word “Broccolo”, that means cabbage sprout.
Broccoli is an example of the crop there been developed over many hundred years. Broccoli originates from wild cabbage northern in the Mediterranean area, in Roman times. It spread out through Europe in the 14 century.
It came to the USA in the colonial times but became first popular in the 1920s.
Broccoli have since the 6th century BC. Through careful breeding, been developed into the vegetable we know today.
Broccoli comes in many colors. Ranging from purplish-green and dark green all the way deep sage.
Broccoli has almost the double amount of C vitamins as Florida Oranges. And that is only one of the good benefits of Broccoli.
It is a very healthy vegetable even it is almost 90 % water.
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 89.2
Thiamin mg 0.071
Riboflavin mg 0.117
Niacin mg 0.639
Vitamin B-6 mg 0.175
Folate, DFE µg 63
Vitamin B-12 µg 0
Vitamin A, RAE µg 31
Vitamin A, IU IU 623
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.78
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0
Vitamin D IU 0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 101.6
Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.039
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.011
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.038
Fatty acids, total trans g 0
Cholesterol mg 0
Water g 89.3
Energy kcal 34
Protein g 2.82
Total lipid (fat) g 0.37
Carbohydrate, by difference g 6.64
Fiber, total dietary g 2.6
Sugars, total g 1.7
Calcium, Ca mg 47
Iron, Fe mg 0.73
Magnesium, Mg mg 21
Phosphorus, P mg 66
Potassium, K mg 316
Sodium, Na mg 33
Zinc, Zn mg 0.41