Did you know that broccoli is a true nutrient booster? The full list of all the nutrients it contains is very long indeed. It’s also considered a complete list. We know everything that’s in it as this valuable vegetable has been completely researched by scientists. One of the most important nutrients is the essential trace element chromium. Chromium has a positive influence on insulin production, your blood sugar balance and overall metabolism. Broccoli also contains the indirect antioxidant sulforaphane, which, when eaten regularly, is considered to reduce the risk of cancer and protect the skin from harmful UV radiation. In addition to 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! So let’s get the florets, start cooking and enjoy!