Broccoli Facts

Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) is a cruciferous vegetable related to cabbage, kale, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. Broccoli is high in many nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium. It also boasts more protein than most other vegetables. Although it may be eaten raw, recent research suggests that gentle steaming is best for maximum health benefits. Steaming also eliminates the risk of contaminaton from cultivation and handling.

The nutrition facts for 1 cup (91 grams) of raw broccoli are:

  • Calories: 31
  • Water: 89%
  • Protein: 2.5 grams
  • Carbs: 6 grams
  • Sugar: 1.5 grams
  • Fiber: 2.4 grams
  • Fat: 0.4 grams
  • Vitamin C: 140% of the DV
  • Vitamin K1: Broccoli contains high amounts of vitamin K1
  • Folate (vitamin B9)
  • Potassium
  • Manganese
  • Iron
  • Others: Broccoli also contains numerous other vitamins and minerals in smaller amounts. In fact, it provides a little bit of almost every nutrient you need.

Source: healthline