Considered as a “super-vegetable” for all the nutrients that it contains, broccoli is no doubt one of the biggest players in nutritional value, providing a good quantity of vitamins, such as vitamin A, beta-carotene B1, B2, B6, E or vitamin C.
This good source of vitamins makes of broccoli natural antioxidant to our body, having vitamin C contribute to the protection of cells against oxidative damage.
Not only this, but broccoli is also a fat-free source of fiber (3g per 100g), what makes of it a satiating however low-caloric food.
Finally, broccoli is also a good iron provider, mineral which contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system, as well as to reduce tiredness and fatigue.
In addition, its rich and tasty flavor must be highlighted.
Boiled, roasted, deep fried, raw in salads, in creams… there is no doubt that broccoli is very versatile vegetable which can be prepared in many ways, perfect for any light and succulent meal.
It is important that we consume broccoli the greenest possible, as that’s when its properties are fully present.
To store it, nowhere better than the fridge protected by some film/performed bag and should be consumed maximum in the following 3-5 days after purchase.
Just a tip, to fully enjoy it, make sure you don’t overcook it! Broccoli must always be tender and crisp!