Under this category, in our online garden catalog for vegetable and fruit seeds, we will present a wide assortment of high-quality seeds of one of the most highly valued and useful vegetables distributed among us. It is our pleasure to introduce you in more detail to the many advantages of a very useful, low-calorie vegetable with many culinary uses, namely Broccoli.
Broccoli is a crop that dates back to Ancient Rome. Even then, they were highly valued and considered a very valuable food. The name broccoli comes from the Italian word "Broccolo", which literally means "cabbage blossom". Their history is quite curious because, despite their ancient origin, they began to spread around the world only in the 20th century. Perhaps even more interesting is the fact that the reason they gained their popularity only at this late stage in history is that the many medicinal properties that this vegetable possesses were first discovered.
Considered the king of the cruciferous family, broccoli is considered one of the world's most beneficial foods. They are large flower heads colored in an appetizing green color. Their taste resembles that of green asparagus, their texture is fragile, and their aroma is unobtrusive.
Broccoli is the perfect healthy food for people who follow a diet or just want to eat healthier. 100 grams of broccoli contains only 34 calories, about 3 grams of protein, and about 2.5 grams of dietary fiber. It is important to mention here that apart from the rosettes, the stems and leaves of the vegetable are also edible. It is in them that the useful substances are contained. The stems are rich in fiber and the leaves are in beta-carotene and vitamin A.
And how can you include broccoli in your healthy menu?
There are many recipes you can try to add healthy vegetables to your varied diet, two of the easiest being broccoli salad and cream of broccoli soup.
To make a tasty and healthy salad, you need broccoli, tomatoes, onions, olive oil, black pepper, lemons (lemon juice), and salt. It is recommended to steam the broccoli florets in lightly salted water, drain and place them in a medium-sized bowl. Then you can mix the rest of the ingredients, and depending on your taste preferences, you can add red or green pepper for extra flair. Season the salad with lemon juice and olive oil, sprinkle with some black pepper, add salt, and voila!
(The perfect and healthy dressing for broccoli is lemon juice and olive oil.)
Quick, tasty, nutritious, and very useful!
Broccoli is a world favorite also because of the powerful combination of minerals and vitamins that they so effectively collect in their contents.
Most impressive is the high content of vitamin C in the vegetable. In fact, broccoli contains more of this vital vitamin than oranges and lemons. In addition, it also contains the necessary B vitamins, vitamin E, and vitamin K.
Of the minerals, broccoli is enriched with a high content of potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, selenium, phosphorus, and zinc.
There's a good reason broccoli has been so popular for over 2,000 years!