Broccoli






Broccoli

Broccoli — a vegetable, one of the most useful, a huge warehouse of the vitamins and minerals.

The name in Latin: Brassica silvestris

It belongs to the family: Cruciferae.

Title in English: Broccoli

Habitat: The genus broccoli — from Asia Minor and from the Eastern Mediterranean. Although, broccoli has been bred by the Romans and a very long time, one of the most popular in Italy, France and vegetable crops, as in America, it agreed to «recognize» only the beginning of XX century. Better for the broccoli is a cool and damp climate.

Description of vegetables: broccoli — is an annual plant of the cabbage family, one of the subspecies of cauliflower. And edible it has the same part. In the first year of broccoli stalk reaches a height of 70-100 cm and the top forms a large amount of succulent branches (aka «stems»), ending in dense groups of small greenish buds. And they gathered in a loose head, and cut it for as long as the buds will not develop into large yellow flowers.

Broccoli-vegetable

Broccoli

The chemical composition of broccoli: the amount of protein in broccoli is superior to many of the vegetables. Broccoli contains a lot of macroelements (K, Na, Mg, Ca and P), trace elements (Al, Ni, Mn, Fe, Cu, Mo, Zn, Se). Vegetables — broccoli, the richest in vitamins (vitamin C, E, B1, B2, B6, PP, beta carotene, folic acid, vitamin U — antiulcer factor), cellulose. In broccoli sprouts contain glucosinolates, isothiocyanate — a mustard oil, making the specific taste of cabbage, and indoles (indole-3-carbinol), sulforaphane, and progoytriny goytriny.

Broccoli-vegetable

Broccoli

The composition of broccoli per 100 g contains:

• Water — 89.3 g

• Protein — 2.92 grams

• Fat — 0.31 g

• Carbohydrates — 4.51 g

• dietary fiber (cellulose) — 2.41 g

• Ash — 0.95 g

Vitamins in broccoli:

• Vitamin A (beta carotene) — 0.367 mg

• Vitamin B1 (thiamine) — 0.0712 mg

• Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) — 0.1172 mg

• Niacin — Vitamin B3 (vitamin PP) — 0.6391 mg

• Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) — 0.5723 mg

• Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) — 0.1751 mg

• Folic acid (vitamin B9) — 63 mcg

• Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) — 89.21 mg

• Vitamin E (tocopherol) — 0.78 mg

• Vitamin K (phylloquinone) — 101.6 micrograms

• Choline (vitamin B4) — 18.97 mg

Nutrients contained in broccoli:

• Potassium — 316 mg

• Calcium — 47,5 mg

• Magnesium — 21,3 mg

• Sodium — 33,3 mg

• Phosphorus — 66,5 mg

Trace elements contained in the broccoli:

• Iron — 0.73 mg

• Manganese — 210 mcg

• Copper — 49 mcg

• Selenium — 2.512 mg

• Zinc — 0.413 mg

Calories in Broccoli

In 100 grams of broccoli contains about 32 calories.

 

Broccoli-vegetable

Broccoli

Useful properties of broccoli

By the useful properties of broccoli are:

— Power after severe illness,

— Meals for older people, meals to children and pregnant women.

Regular use improves the appetite of broccoli and the work of digestion, prevents atherosclerosis, is good for the heart, removes toxins and radionuclides to reduce the risk of cancer, slows the deterioration of the body.

Indole-3-carbinol — is the main useful ingredient in broccoli. Indole-3-carbinol enhances the exchange of female estrogens, blocks the carcinogenic effects of their metabolites, which cause the growth and development of tumor cells in the uterus and the ovaries, also in the mammary gland in men in the testicles, the prostate, and thyroid disease, positive impact on the reception of broccoli bodies of the gastrointestinal tract.

Broccoli-vegetable

Broccoli-vegetable

It is widely used in cooking broccoli, here is a list of common broccoli recipes:

Fish baked with broccoli

Recipe for broccoli with chilli

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli soup

Omelette with broccoli

Ribbon pasta with broccoli

Pizza broccoli

Appetizer of broccoli and carrots

Vinaigrette with broccoli

Toast with broccoli

Recipe for broccoli with prawns

Recipe for broccoli and mushrooms

Broccoli souffle

Potatoes with Broccoli

Recipe for broccoli in oyster sauce

Sautéed broccoli and pasta

Cream of broccoli

Recipe for broccoli and cheese

Pasta with broccoli and pork

Pasta with broccoli and baked tomatoes

Julien with mushrooms and broccoli

Broccoli salad

Lasagna with Broccoli

Cannelloni with broccoli and tomatoes

Flan of broccoli

Souffle pasta and broccoli

Broccoli Souffle

Broccoli with Cheese Recipe

Recipe for Broccoli and Pepper

Recipe Broccoli with Garlic

Recipe Broccoli with sesame seeds

Gnocchi with Broccoli

Soup with blue cheese and broccoli

Pizza with broccoli and gorgonzola

Recipe for Broccoli c almonds

Salad with broccoli

Cannelloni with broccoli

Bean Salad with broccoli

Salad with broccoli and roasted peanuts

Salad with peas and broccoli

Broccoli with Shrimp

Cream of broccoli soup

Pancakes, baked with broccoli

Broccoli with cheese sauce

Broccoli salad with sauce

Broccoli Salad with Mushrooms

Broccoli-vegetable

Broccoli-vegetable

 



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