Broccoli is popular and widely eaten. It has a distinctive 'mustardy' taste and well known health benefits. The stalks, buds and most of the leaves of broccoli are edible.
Broccoli has thick green stems and a large flower. The flower provides a pleasant crunchy to the cooking. Good in stir-fried, steamed or blanched.
Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamin C to strengthen the immune system, boost collagen production, and reduce inflammation. The vegetable is also a rich source of vitamin K to assist in faster wound healing and contains antioxidants that can help eliminate free radicals, fiber to stimulate the digestive tract, and lower amounts of vitamin A, potassium, folate, and phosphorus.