Botanical Name: Brassica oleraceae L. var. italica
Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family whose large flowering head and stalk is eaten as a vegetable. A 100 gram reference serving of raw broccoli provides 34 calories and is a rich source of vitamin C and vitamin K. Raw broccoli also contains moderate amounts of several B vitamins and the dietary mineral manganese, whereas other micronutrients are low in content. Raw broccoli is 89% water, 7% carbohydrates, 3% protein, and contains negligible fat.
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