Ten fun facts about Broccolis
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Although broccoli does not look like cabbage, brussel sprouts or kale, they are all species from the same plant.
Thomas Jefferson imported the seeds from Italy to plant in Monticello, as he was a fan of broccoli.
The vegetable has as much calcium per ounce as milk does.
The United States is the third largest producer of broccoli, while is number one producing over 8 million. California produces 90% of the nations broccoli.Fact 5
The average person in the United States consumes at least 4 pounds of broccoli every year.Fact 6
Broccoli has many nutritious benefits, including reducing your chance of developing heart disease and reduces the chance of death after menopause for women.Fact 7
The name for broccoli comes from the Latin word 'brachium', which means arm or branch.Fact 8
Broccoli should be grown in cool weather or spring/fall harvest, since the plant does poorly in the hot weather.Fact 9
It is effective in preventing constipation because of it's fiber content and also has cancer fighting nutrients.Fact 10
There are three common types of broccoli: Calabrese broccoli, Purple cauliflower and Sprouting broccoli. Click here for more food facts ❯
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