Winter Super Foods: Broccoli: Nutrient Profile
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Broccoli has been around for more than 2000 years. The name "broccoli" comes for the Latin word brachium, which means "branch," or "arm." Americans have grown it in their gardens for only about 200 years! The first commercially grown broccoli was grown and harvested in New York, then planted in the 1920's in California. A few crates were sent back East and by 1925 the broccoli market was off the ground. This vegetable is highly recognized for its anti-cancer nutrients. It is a cruciferous vegetable and member of the cabbage family which is helpful in preventing certain types of cancer.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Updated 2005
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