What Do You Really Know About Broccoli?

Broccoli tips
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In our day-to-day, we use broccoli to make so many different things. From soups and salads to fried and roasted dishes or even pizza toppings, there are very few foods you can’t combine this versatile green vegetable into. But what do you really know about broccoli? Here are some important facts about it.

Its History

It appears that people first started growing broccoli in Ancient Rome. It took quite a while for people outside of Italy to become acquainted with this lovely vegetable, and broccoli was still considered to be exotic in most countries even in the 18th century. It only became common and affordable in the mid-1900s.

Where Does It Grow?

Broccoli only grows in cold areas, as it is unable to grow in hot climates. The ideal time to grow it is in the spring or fall.


There are SO many valuable nutrients you can get from broccoli, it’s pretty incredible! That’s why it’s considered to be a superfood. Broccoli is high in Vitamins C and K, iron, potassium, protein, and fiber. The variety of nutrients it contains makes it beneficial to heart health, balancing blood sugar levels, and much more.