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Broccoli Healthy Food Guide

Peak season: Although broccoli is available year-round, it is at its best in fall and winter.

Broccoli is one of America's favorite everyday vegetables: affordable, always available and densely packed with the plant nutrients essential to healthful, Mediterranean-style eating.

What you get

This green powerhouse packs vitamins C, K and A as well as folate and fiber. It’s also a good source of manganese, potassium and magnesium.

Tips

Shopping Tip
Look for sturdy, dark-green spears with tight buds and a high floret-to-stem ratio; there should be no yellowing. Save your broccoli stalks. Don’t toss broccoli stems: they’re completely edible, milder in flavor and contain the same helpful properties as the florets. Just peel the stems, chop them up and use alongside the florets.
Storage Tip
Refrigerate in a plastic bag for up to 3 days.
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