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Broccoli

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Broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. Italica group) is a vegetable plant that is included in the cabbage or Brassicaceae tribe. Broccoli comes from the Mediterranean region and has since ancient Greeks cultivated. These vegetables entered Indonesia not long ago (around 1970s) and are now quite popular as food.


The part of the broccoli eaten is a green flowered head arranged like a branch of a tree with thick stems. Most of the flower heads are surrounded by leaves. Broccoli is most similar to cauliflower, but broccoli is green, while white cauliflower.


How to grow broccoli is sowing after growing 3-4 true leaves then planted (made seeds first). The harvest period is 55- 100 days (depending on the variety).


Broccoli is a plant that lives in cold weather.

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broccoli - www.healthnote25.com


As a food, broccoli is usually boiled or steamed, or it can be eaten raw. The best way to process broccoli is by steaming. It aims to keep all the vitamins and essential nutrients in them not lost during the cooking process. Boiling broccoli will remove about 50% of the folic acid contained in it.

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broccoli - www.healthnote25.com


Therefore, if you want to process broccoli by boiling, broccoli should not be boiled for too long, approximately no more than 5 minutes. Broccoli contains vitamin C and dietary fiber in large quantities. Broccoli also contains glucorafanin compounds, which are a natural form of sulforaphane (sulforaphane) anticancer compounds. In addition, broccoli contains isothiocyanate compounds which, like sulforaphane, are suspected of having anticancer activity.

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