Broccoli

Broccoli
Broccoli

Broccoli is a health powerhouse. Rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, and calcium, the real kicker is how much fiber these little green florets have. Half of it soluble and half insoluble, you'll get both types of the fiber your body needs all in one serving! Health organizations have reccomended numerous servings of cruciferous vegetables per week due to their disease and cancer-fighting properties, so get started!

Selection Process

The best time to get this cool veggie is in the cool months between October and April, though it's usually available year-round. Make sure the floral heads, or florets, are darker than the stalks and are compact and tight.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup chopped (91.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 25.5

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.3g 0.5%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.2%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 30.0mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 4.8g 1.6%

Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8.3%

Sugars 1.8g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 2.7g

Vitamin A 11.3% Vitamin C 135.3%
Calcium 4.3% Iron 3.7%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 2.4%
Vitamin K 115.6% Thiamin 4.3%
Riboflavin 6.3% Niacin 2.9%
Vitamin B-6 8.0% Folate 14.3%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 5.2%
Phosphorus 6.0% Magnesium 4.8%
Zinc 2.5% Selenium 3.3%
Copper 2.2% Manganese 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.