Fresh Food Perspectives

With so much nutrition information out there, sometimes you just need a fresh perspective.

A Week of Green Things – Day 3 March 14, 2012

“Broccoli will save your life.”

That’s a quote by me, by the way. I’ve been saying for a long time. The pictures is of Romanesco broccoli, an Italian heirloom variety. Isn’t it beautiful!?

Broccoli has been found to help lower cholesterol, help detoxify the body, and improve immune response specific to allergies. It is a great source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, vitamin A and fiber.  It’s a part of the cabbage family and it’s amazing for you! You need to eat it.

Choose broccoli 2-3 times a week to equal at least 1 1/2 cups. There are a couple of types of broccoli that you may have available to you – regular broccoli, sprouting broccoli, purple broccoli, and ramanesco (picture above). All are great choices.

All parts of broccoli are edible – leaves, stalk and all. To eat the stalk, peel it, slice it and cook it up just like the florets. Can’t get your kids to eat broccoli? Cut them into tiny florets, call them trees and present with a tasty nutritious dip, like this hummus.

Go green with broccoli today! There are so many ways to enjoy it that “I don’t like it” is no longer an excuse. Check out this link for Eating Well for more broccoli recipes.


One Response to “A Week of Green Things – Day 3”

  1. Linda Baker Says:

    I remember you sharing those exact words: “Broccoli will save your life!” It goes through my head just about every time I am in the produce department, so I always have to pick up a bunch or two!

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