Brilliant Broccoli!August 5, 2015
We know your Mum always used to say eat your greens, but did you know that the colour of veggies can actually indicate the fabulous nutrients within? Dark green broccoli is one of the most nutritious vegetables available. It’s packed full of vitamin C, folate, potassium, iron and vitamin e. It can also protect your body against carcinogens and other toxins.
Of course, sometimes it’s hard to see the forest for the trees. Besides all of the mineral magic going on inside broccoli, there are plenty of other reasons to love this little veggie battler. Here are some of our favourites!
The word broccoli stems from the Latin brachium, which means ‘branch’ or ‘arm’.
These lovely little guys do look treelike, but did you know their tops are actually little buds? Mature heads of broccoli will eventually burst forth into a bouquet of bright yellow blooms
The American film producer, Albert R. Broccoli, famous for producing the James Bond movies, claimed his family invented Broccoli. This has been judged a highly dubious claim by most experts
On March 18, 1990 President H.W. Bush had broccoli banned from Air Force One. He declared that he had always hated the vegetable, and announced that as the President of the United States, he would no longer be eating them!
Broccoli is a cool weather crop, so it’s perfect for a hit of emerald green when other leafy veg aren’t as readily available.
How do you like to eat your broccoli? Let us know in the comments below, and check out these delicious dinners featuring broccoli!