Broccoli

Broccoli

Broccoli is a plant of the Cabbage family, Brassicaceae (formerly Cruciferae). It is classified as the Italica Cultivar Group of the species Brassica oleracea. Broccoli possesses abundant fleshy flower heads, usually green in color, arranged in a tree-like fashion on branches sprouting from a thick, edible stalk. The large mass of flower heads is surrounded by leaves. Broccoli most closely resembles cauliflower, which is a different cultivar group of the same species, but broccoli is green rather than white. In the United States, the term refers exclusively to the form with a single large head. This form is sometimes called "Calabrese" in the United Kingdom, where sprouting (non-heading) types and those with underdeveloped flower buds are also sold as broccoli.

Details about Broccoli

Crop Availability
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Product Characteristics
  • Dark green flower
  • Tight, good-sized heads with compact green bud clusters
  • Well iced, for shipping
  • Very high in Vitamin C and Folacin
  • High in Potassium
Care and Handling
  • Ideal storage temperatures: 32°F / 0°C
  • Humidity between 95-100%
  • Provide adequate protection against temperature extremes
Nutritional Information
per 100 g serving (1/5 bunch)
  • Energy
    37 Cal (160 kJ)
  • Protein
    3.1 g
  • Fat
    0.4 g
  • Carbohydrate
    5.2 g
  • Dietary Fibre
    3.0 g
  • Sodium
    35 mg
  • Potassium
    368 mg
Industry Benefits
  • Consistent high quality
  • Continuity of supply
  • Multiple pack alternatives
  • Delivered quotations anywhere
  • Excellent customer service
Preparation Tips
  • Rinse prior to cooking
  • Trim main stem
  • Cut into flowerets
  • Peel stems and cut into coins or sticks if desired
Daily Recommended Intake %
  • Vitamin A
    15 %
  • Vitamin C
    150 %
  • Thiamin
    7 %
  • Riboflavin
    7 %
  • Vitamin B6
    12 %
  • Folacin
    39 %
  • Pantothenic Acid
    9 %
  • Phosphorus
    6 %
  • Magnesium
    9 %
  • Iron
    5 %