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Broccoli

About: Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable and is a plant in the cabbage family. There are three types of broccoli most commonly grown — “Sprouting Broccoli” with a large number of florets and stalks, Romanesco, with cone-shaped, chartreuse florets, and Purple Cauliflower with tiny flower buds and sometimes a purple hue.
Nutrition Facts:

Broccoli is very low in calories, saturated fat and cholesterol and is a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium and Manganese.

Storage:

Store broccoli unwashed in a plastic bag for up to a week in the refrigerator.

Tips:

Broccoli can be frozen. Blanch, plunge into ice water, pat dry and place in an airtight container.

Quick Fix:

Throw cut broccoli in a stir fry mix with olive oil, garlic and ginger. Sauté for about a minute and serve with soy sauce.