Broccoli

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A vegetable consisting of green clusters of buds, known as florets, which grow on a thick leafy stalk. This vegetable is a member of the cabbage family and is one of the most versatile of vegetables grown. It is readily available all year, it is easy to cook and is low in cost. The leaf, stalk and florets can be eaten raw or used in a wide variety of salads, side dishes and main dishes. Several common varieties of broccoli include: sprouting (also called calabrese), baby, asparagus or Italian, Chinese sprouting (also called Chinese Kale or Gaii Lan), purple, Romanesco, and broccoflower. When selecting, buy broccoli that is dark green in color (Romanesco and broccoflower excluded, each being lighter green in color) and very firm.

USDA Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 cup chopped
Calories34
Protein2g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates6g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars1g
Potassium316mg
Sodium33mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 cup
Calories22
Protein1g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates3g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars0g
Potassium261mg
Sodium7mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 stalk
Calories28
Protein2g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates5g
Potassium325mg
Sodium27mg
Cholesterol0mg

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