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A member of the Brassica (cabbage) family, the edible part is the central flower stalk. It has become a very popular vegetable in recent years. It is best served lightly blanched or eaten raw in salads. Broccoli is low in calories, carbohydrates and fat. It is a source of vitamin C, vitamin A, folate and calcium. One serving of 100 grams of broccoli will provide more than the daily requirement of vitamin C.

Health Benefits
  • A source of potassium which contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure.
  • High in folate, which contributes to the the normal function of the immune system and reduces tiredness and fatigue.
  • Your Reference Intake for vitamin C
  • Naturally fat free
  • Naturally low in calories
  • Naturally high in fibre
  • A high protein food as 51% of its calories come from protein


Nutritional Information
    Per 100g (raw)  
Calories   34Kcal  
Protein    4.3g  
Carbohydrate   3.2g  
Fat   0.6g  
Fibre   2.5g (NSP) 4g (AOAC)  

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