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Broccoli florets

What are broccoli florets? About the ingredient broccoli florets. Including 727 recipes with broccoli florets, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.


Broccoli is usually boiled or steamed, but may be eaten raw and has become popular as a raw vegetable in hors d'œuvre trays. Although boiling has been shown to reduce the levels of suspected anti-cancer compounds in broccoli, other preparation methods such as steaming, microwaving, lactic fermentation, and stir-frying have not been shown to reduce the presence of these compound.

frozen broccoli florets

Broccoli is high in vitamins C, K, and A, as well as dietary fiber. It also contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties, such as diindolylmethane and small amounts of selenium. A single serving provides more than 30 mg of Vitamin C and a half-cup provides 52 mg of Vitamin C.

frozen broccoli florets

Broccoli also contains the compound glucoraphanin, which can be processed into an anti-cancer compound sulforaphane, though the benefits of broccoli are greatly reduced if the vegetable is boiled more than ten minutes. A high intake of broccoli has been found to reduce the risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Broccoli consumption has also been shown to be beneficial in the prevention of heart disease.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup flowerets (71g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 19Calories from Fat 2
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.2g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 3.7g 1%
Dietary Fiber ~
Sugars ~
Protein 2.1g
Vitamin A 43% Vitamin C 110%
Calcium 3% Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Broccoli florets are usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Broccoli florets are a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much do broccoli florets weigh?

measure grams
1 cup flowerets 71
1 floweret 11

In Chinese:西兰花
British (UK) term: Broccoli florets
en français:fleurons de brocoli
en español:floretes de brócoli

Recipes using broccoli florets

There are 677 recipes that contain this ingredient.

1-Pot Noodles with Chicken & Broccoli
15 Minute Broccoli Beef (Easy)
15 Minute Broccoli Italian Style
A1 Chicken in Cream of Mushroom Soup
All Time Favourite Broccoli Salad
Asian Chicken Noodle Soup
Asian Chicken Pot Pie
Asian Vegetable Miso Stew
Asparagus, Broccoli, and Mushroom Omelette
Bacon Potato-Broccoli Soup
Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli and Cauliflower
Basil and Broccoli Frittata

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