Broccoli – The ultimate anti-cancer food!

 

Whether you liked it or not, broccoli is an all-star food with immense health behefits. It is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat. A great source of vitamins K and C, it is also rich in folate (folic acid), potassium and fiber.

Broccoli is a tasty vegetable containing a sizable amount of sulforaphane, a compound that has been shown to fight cancer.

Low in calories, this cruciferous veggie helps fight breast, liver, lung, prostate, skin, stomach, and bladder cancers.

It is believed that the anti-inflammatory properties of sulforaphane may also benefit heart health.

The more broccoli you take, the better your health will be, so add it in all your recipes – from salads to pizza toppings!

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

Energy 141 kJ (34 kcal)
Carbohydrates
6.64 g
Sugars 1.7 g
Dietary fiber 2.6 g
Fat
0.37 g
Protein
2.82 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(4%) 31 μg
(3%) 361 μg
1403 μg
Thiamine (B1) (6%) 0.071 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (10%) 0.117 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.639 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(11%) 0.573 mg
Vitamin B6 (13%) 0.175 mg
Folate (B9) (16%) 63 μg
Vitamin C (107%) 89.2 mg
Vitamin E (5%) 0.78 mg
Vitamin K (97%) 101.6 μg
Minerals
Calcium (5%) 47 mg
Iron (6%) 0.73 mg
Magnesium (6%) 21 mg
Manganese (10%) 0.21 mg
Phosphorus (9%) 66 mg
Potassium (7%) 316 mg
Sodium (2%) 33 mg
Zinc (4%) 0.41 mg
Other constituents
Water 89.3 g

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