Broccoli is extremly low in calories, just 34 calories per 100gm but it is also extremely rich in dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and anti-oxidants that have proven health benefits.
Fresh Broccoli is a storehouse of many phyto-nutrients which help protect from prostate, colon, urinary bladder, pancreatic, and breast cancers. It is an exceptionally rich source of vitamin-C. Providing 89.2 mg or about 150% of RDA per 100 g. Vitamin-C is a powerful natural anti-oxidant and immune modulator, which helps to beat those nasty colds and flu's. Broccoli is best eaten lightly steamed or raw because boiling for prolonged periods of time can kill off all of those valuable nutrients and reduce it to a soggy lifeless mush. Lightly steaming can draw out the nutrients enough to make them more easily digestible.
Try adding a few sliced florets of raw Broccoli to your salad to give it a mega boost.

Below is a link to an article which gives the top 9 health benefits of Broccoli.


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