Broccoli offers 71.8 mg of calcium per cup cooked, as much as 4 oz milk.Â This veggie powerhouse also gives you 10% of your daily iron requirement &Â in one cup cooked broccoli you get at much Vitamin C as your Florida orange.Â Wow!Â
Broccoli is a plant of the cabbage family.Â It has fleshy, green flower heads arranged in a tree-like fashion.Â It is a cool-weather crop that grows poorly in hot summer weather.
Although not appreciated in the United States for its culinary attributes until the 20th century, broccoli hadÂ deep roots with the Etruscans in Asia Minor, now Turkey dating back to the 7th century.Â Â Beginning around the startÂ of the 8th century, broccoli madeÂ its way to Italy and cultivation spread throughout the region.
You can just about do anything with broccoli.Â You can boil it,Â steam it, juggleÂ it, eat it raw,Â add itÂ to a casserole or bake it with bread.Â Bake it with bread?Â HaveÂ I goneÂ mad?!Â Make sure you look out for the upcoming Broccoli Corn Bread recipe, it’s a knock out!