Broccoli is a plant in the cabbage family, built with a curious structure much like cauliflower. This is because Broccoli is related to cauliflower and also to Romanesco broccoli, kale, collard greens, Brussels sprouts, Chinese broccoli and rapini also known as broccoli rabe. It is a vigorous source of vitamin C.
Broccoli is an Italian brain child configured in about the 6th century BCE. It managed to travel from Italy to Belgium to England by the 18th century. Not Columbus, but Italian immigrants introduced broccoli to the New World around 1920.
Broccoli is also rich in riboflavin, pantothenic acid, folate, vitamin B6, C and K. Continue reading