Organic Broccoli 400g Australia/Holland
Origin: Australia / Spain
Highlight: Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. Italica) is an extremely healthful member of the cabbage family and by many is considered a nutrient dense superfood.
Organic broccoli, like other brassicas is rich in the essential anti-oxidants betacarotene, an array of B vitamins including folate (B9), vitamin K and vitamin C, a half cup of broccoli provides 85% RDA of the latter. An excellent source of fibre it also offers the minerals iron, potassium, calcium, selenium and magnesium.
The cabbage family is also known for glucosinolates and isothiocyanates which are thought to offer protection against cancer and have anti-inflammatory properties. It is however important to note that these and water soluble vitamins are destroyed when the vegetable is overcooked. So it is best eaten raw, blanched, steamed or stir-fried.