Broccoli Flower Clusters
The tiny buds of the famous green vegetable composing the entire flower head. Broccoli belongs in the cabbage family and is among the cruciferous vegetables, the powerhouse of nutritious superfoods.
Packed with nutrients, hearty with unique pleasant taste. It can be eaten cooked or raw. Healthy fresh broccoli has dark green color with compact bud clusters. Make this vegetable part of your daily diet to improve health and well-being of all your beloved.
Regular intake of this valuable vegetable can provide great health benefits.
First and foremost, this vegetable is your ultimate source of vitamin C as well, one of the powerful antioxidants protecting the body from free radicals. It helps protect cell damage as well helping wounds and cuts heal, and form body tissue and bone. One hundred-gram serving of this star vegetable will provide your daily vitamin C recommended value, 155% when eaten raw, 108% when cooked.
Cooked broccoli is high in vitamin K, the vitamin needed to improve bone health. It helps in the absorption of calcium in the body. It makes the bones stronger, thus lowering the risk of bone fracture. This vitamin also participates in boosting cognitive and memory functions. Hundred-gram serving of cooked broccoli gives you way more than what you need daily.
A very good source of vitamin A, the vitamin that is definitely good for the eyes, takes care of the skin, and aids the healthy hair, shiny and thick. The same serving provides 31% of the daily recommended value.
It contains a good enough amount of the dietary mineral manganese, dietary fiber, and several B vitamin, while some other essential nutrients are in low content.
Broccoli is a low-calorie food and has low content of carbohydrates and no cholesterol - very fitting for a weight loss diet.
Healthy addition to your recipes, salads, soups, meals, and other vegetable recipes.
Best cooking method to retain as much nutrients:
Delivered frozen, packed by 2 lb (908 g).
Easy Broccoli Soup Recipe:
by Chicka Ortega-Boutain
2 lbs broccoli flowers
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
½ tsp salt
½ tsp freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon thyme or parsley
2 tbsp butter
1 cup all-purpose cream or milk of your choice
Blanching: Bring a pot of water to a boil and add salt. Put frozen broccoli directly in the water (no need to thaw!) and simmer for 2 to 4 minutes until they become bright green and tender.
Drain and using a food processor or a blender, puree the broccoli by batches until smooth.
On the same pot, melt butter and sauté the garlic, onion and celery. Add chicken broth or vegetable broth and season with salt, pepper and thyme or parsley. Lower heat to medium and let the flavors marry together simmering for 2 to 3 minutes.
Switch to low heat and add in the broccoli puree. Add in 1 cup all-purpose cream or 1 cup milk of your choice and let simmer for another minute. Serve on the side of grilled cheese sandwich, or meat dishes.
for Cooked Broccoli Flowers