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The Most Studied Vegetable: Broccoli

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The Most Studied Vegetable: Broccoli

Broccoli

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.

 

Recipe

Garlic Roasted Broccoli

2 heads of Broccoli

6 cloves of garlic (crushed)

1 tsp salt

3 tbsp of Oil Olive

 

Toppings

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!

 

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