Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable related to cabbage, kale, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. It is high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium. It also boasts more protein than most other vegetables. Broccoli may be eaten raw, but recent research suggests that gentle steaming is best for maximum health benefits. Steaming also eliminates the risk of contaminaton. Broccoli is low in calories and high in fiber, protein and Vitamin C. It also contains numerous other vitamins and minerals in smaller amounts. In fact, it provides a little bit of almost every nutrient you need.

1 cup (91 g) raw broccoli PROVIDES
calories 31
carbohydrates 6 g
calcium 10 mg
copper 10% DV
fat 0.4 g
fiber 2.4 g
protein 2.5 g
vitamin C 140% DV