Broccoli is a green vegetable with a flowering head that is edible plant that can be eaten both cooked or raw. It is part of the cruciferous family, making it related to other vegetables such as cabbage, kale, cauliflower and brussels sprouts. It can serve as a great side dish to any meal or an ingredient in a salad.
- Antioxidants: which can prevent chronic diseases such as cancer
- Calcium: helps to maintain strong bones and reduces risk of osteoporosis
- Vitamin C: to boost your immune system and support skin health
- Fiber: good for bowel and digestive health; and reduce your risk of heart disease
One great way to prepare broccoli is to sauteed them.
Sauteed Broccoli with Garlic Recipe:
- 2 pounds of broccoli florets
- 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of pepper
- ¼ cup of water
- Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat on a stove
- Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, or until fragrant
- Add the broccoli florets and season them with salt and pepper
- Cook broccoli for about 4-5 minutes, or until broccoli turns bright green
- Add in the water and cover broccoli with a lid to cook for 4-5 minutes, or until all the water has evaporated
- Serve warm and enjoy!