Broccoli is one of the agricultural products our company produces and supplies the market.
It is cultivated in an area of 800 acres. Its availability starts at the end of August and ends at the end of June.
The product is available packaged both in paper and IFCO plastic boxes, but also in ice packs during extremely hot months.
Broccoli is a plant derived from wild cabbage and belongs to the category of cruciferous vegetables, known for their beneficial nutritional properties.
It has hard and thick green trunk, leaves and flower heads green and purple usually eaten raw, boiled, steamed, pickled, etc. It is a plant extremely resistant to low temperatures and this is why it is cultivated in cold areas, and is also favored by the presence of moisture.
Broccoli consists of 90% water, 7% carbohydrates and 3% protein. Nutrition information per 100g:
- Energy 147 kJ – 35 kcal
- 3.5 g protein
- Carbohydrates 3.1 g
- Fat 0.3 g
- Vitamin E, (Alpha-tocopherol) 0.36 mg
- Carotene 920 µg
- Thiamin 0.8 mg
- Riboflavin 0.12 mg
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 83 mg
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.6 mg
- Equivalent of Niacin 1.2 mg
- Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 0.21 mg
- Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) 175 µg
- Phosphorus 81 mg
- Iron 0.66 mg
- Potassium 332 mg
- Calcium 62 mg
- Magnesium 23 mg
- Sodium 4 mg
- Selenium 0.5 µg
- Zinc 0.4 mg
- Iodine 1 µg
Broccoli is good for your health
Sulforafan, which broccoli contains, has been shown to have anticancer and antimicrobial activity.
Isothiocyanates appear to affect liver enzymes, reduce oxidative stress and have anti-inflammatory activity.
Lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotenoids protect eyesight and reduce the risk of eye diseases.