Broccoli originated in Italy.  It is similar to cauliflower buds and therefore belongs to the group of flowering vegetables. The leaves can also be eaten, as long as they are young and tender. 

If broccoli is bought wrapped in cling film, it should be left in its packaging since its moisture content should be at 90 percent, in order for it to stay fresher for a longer period of time. Broccoli can be kept a day or two in the refrigerator.

Season: From May to November

Nutritional Value: Broccoli – Swiss food composition database


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Broccoli is high in vitamin C and glucosinolate content. Broccoli contains a high amount of calcium, compared to other vegetables.

1 portion a day corresponds to:

A quarter to a half of a broccoli, depending on its size