Did you know that broccoli is a true nutrient boost?
Not only is the full list of all the nutrients it contains very long but it is also considered a complete list. We know that everything that is in this valuable vegetable has been fully researched by scientists. One of the most important nutrients that broccoli contains is the essential trace element chromium. Chromium has a positive effect on insulin production, your blood sugar balance, and overall metabolism. Broccoli also contains the indirect antioxidant sulforaphane, which, when eaten regularly, is associated with a reduced risk of cancer and protecting the skin from harmful UV radiation. In addition to containing plenty of dietary fiber, broccoli has lots of vitamins C and E, provitamin A, potassium, calcium and iron. Due to its high content of coenzyme Q10, broccoli is also said to have a rejuvenating and anti-ageing effect.
Fresh broccoli is dark to blue-green, compact and firm. Since it withers quickly and loses its valuable nutrients, it should be prepared and eaten soon after harvesting – preferably within three days.
Important: The shorter the cooking time, the more nutrients are kept! Even consider trying broccoli raw in a salad or in a slaw!