Broccoli – a super charged vitamin-packed veggie!
A relative of the cauliflower and a vegetable which is in the cabbage family, broccoli dates all the way back to Ancient Roman times. A green vegetable that has an edible flower head and stem, it is both delicious and nutritious.
Packed full of antioxidants, broccoli is one of the best veggies out there to eat when you are going on a detox. Broccoli is also very high in vitamin D which is good for regulating your calcium intake to ensure healthy teeth and bones. As well as this, broccoli is great for improving your digestive health and lowering cholesterol too! The healthiest way of cooking broccoli is by steaming the florets, as this locks in the nutrients, whereas boiling can soften them so that they are ready to eat but can often take away some of the nutritional value.
Broccoli can be found in a variety of dishes, from soups, to casseroles, to pasta bakes to salads and is a fantastically adaptable ingredient which can add a different texture and flavour to a multitude of meals without overpowering them.
Here’s our pick of broccoli recipes for you to enjoy:
- Broccoli Salad Recipes
- Steamed Broccoli Recipes
- Stir Fried Broccoli Recipes
- Broccoli Soup Recipes
- Beef and Broccoli Recipes
- Broccoli Dip Recipes
- Broccoli Pesto Recipes
- Chicken and Broccoli Recipes