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.
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.
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.
Broccoli florets are usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Broccoli florets are a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products USDA nutritional food group.
|1 cup flowerets||71|
|British (UK) term:||Broccoli florets|
|en français:||fleurons de brocoli|
|en español:||floretes de brócoli|
There are 677 recipes that contain this ingredient.
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|Usda nutrition data||over 8 years ago|
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