One of the most studied vegetables of all is Broccoli. This vegetable is a powerhouse of beta-carotene, an antioxidant which may help to neutralize cell-damaging free-radical molecules. The unique combination of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and pro-detoxification components in broccoli make it a unique food regarding cancer prevention.
Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C, chromium, and folate. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin E, manganese, phosphorus, choline, vitamin B1, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), potassium and copper. Broccoli is also a good source of vitamin B1, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, zinc, calcium, iron, niacin, and selenium. It does contain “goitrogens,” and a high amount of vitamin K so make sure to consult your physician beforehand if you are on any medication or if you have any medical issues. (source: WHFoods).
The best way to cook broccoli is by steaming it. I like to roast broccoli with crushed garlic, salt, and olive oil, then add some Greek Spice Mix and lemon juice.
Garlic Roasted Broccoli
2 heads of Broccoli
6 cloves of garlic (crushed)
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp of Oil Olive
Greek Spice Mix
1 Lemon, cut into wedges
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, toss the broccoli with olive oil, salt, and crushed garlic. Spread the broccoli in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake until florets are tender enough to pierce with a fork and start to brown, about 15 minutes. To finish, top the garlic roasted broccoli with a sprinkle of Greek Style Spice Mix and serve with a wedge of lemon. So Delicious!