Broccoli is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, and is incredibly edible and healthy. Related to cauliflower and cabbage, it’s popular world-wide and been linked with numerous cancer-fighting qualities, one of which is its anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also known to improve the digestive system, help with mineral and vitamin up-take, lower cholesterol and blood sugar, and detoxify the body. On top of that, it boosts the immune system, is great for your skin and improves vision and ocular health.
How to eat Broccoli:
Always wash fresh produce thoroughly. When cutting, divide the head of broccoli in to smaller individual florets, and trim the stem down. Thicker stems can be cooked and eaten as well. These florets can be eaten raw as snack or enjoyed with dips. Broccoli boils or steams in 3-6 minutes, depending on the size of floret. In stir-fries, cook over heat in a pan using oil or preferred cooking agent, and let it cook for a couple of minutes, until tender. Broccoli can also be roasted.
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