Thursday, April 3, 2008
30 calories in a cup of broccoli. I usually try to buy broccoli without much stem. Apparently, the stem has even more nutrients than the florets. Who knew? A great way to use the stem is to puree it and add it to other recipes. A little of the old: if it's pureed, nobody will know it's in there trick. I am fortunate to have three kids that absolutely LOVE broccoli. I am not a huge fan. I would rather eat peas myself.
Here's the low-down on Broccoli:
It is a true superfood as it is a great source of vitamin C and also contains beta-carotene, folic acid, iron, potassium and anti-cancer phytonutrients. Broccoli is now one of the best selling veggies in the U.S. If you would like to prevent colon cancer, broccoli is essential to include in your diet. Eating it regularly can cut your risk of developing cataracts or becoming a stroke victim. Packed with phytonutrients, broccoli can even help the body destroy breast cancer cells.
Posted by TB--Milwaukee at 6:55 PM