1 cup steamed= 31 Calories
Fresh Broccoli is a storehouse of many phyto ¬nutrients such as thiocyanates, indoles, sulforaphae, isothiocyanates and flavonoids like beta carotenecryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin. Studies have shown that Broccoli helps prevent many types of cancer including: prostate, colon, urinary bladder, pancreatic and breasts.
CARTOTENOIDS: Present in large quantities, especially beta-carotene. The body turns these into vitamin A, and one portion of broccoli gives you half your day’s requirement of this nutrient, which is essential for fighting cancer and promoting healthy skin.
VITAMIN C: A whole day’s requirement in a single serving.
FOLATE: A good source, 15% of your daily value.
MINERALS: Thiamine, niacin, selenium, iron, calcium. and magnesium.