Ten fun facts about Broccolis


Fact 1
Although broccoli does not look like cabbage, brussel sprouts or kale, they are all species from the same plant.

Fact 2
Thomas Jefferson imported the seeds from Italy to plant in Monticello, as he was a fan of broccoli.

Fact 3
The vegetable has as much calcium per ounce as milk does.


Fact 4
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.


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Short about Broccolis
An edible green plant in the cabbage family.

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