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Updated 27 February 2013

Broccoli

Broccoli has many benefits as it both builds health and has the potential to prevent cancer.

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Broccoli has many benefits as it both builds health and has the potential to prevent cancer. It also helps to lower the risk of stroke and heart diseases and may reduce the risk of cataracts as well. It is rich in nutrients, helps fight anaemia and also lessens the risk of spina bifida. Broccoli activates the body's own detoxifying enzyme systems.

Broccoli should only be boiled or steamed very briefly, otherwise it can lose a major portion of its beneficial components.

This vegetable is low in calories and can be eaten freely. 170g a day provides over half the daily recommended intake of folate.


Calories 33
Beta-carotene 575 mcg
Calcium 56 mg
Iron 1,7 mg
Folate 90 mcg
Vitamin C 87 mg
Vitamin E 1,3mg
Zinc 0,6mg
Per 100g raw
 
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