broccoli


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Drug slang A regional term for marijuana
Nutrition A cruciferous plant—Brassica oleracea—which resembles cauliflower. High dietary consumption of cruciferous vegetables is thought to reduce the incidence of colorectal carcinoma

broccoli

brassicaoleracea var. italica.
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Peak season for broccoli is October through April, but happily, it's available all year.
The origin of broccoli is thought to be in the Mediterranean Sea, as a result of careful breeding of cultivated brassica crops.
Although broccoli has been touted as an important part of a healthy diet for nearly 50 years it wasn't until the 1990s when sprouts were determined to have potential additional benefits.
In that super food, glucosinolates (GSs) and the substances that are left when GSs are broken down can boost the levels of a broccoli enzyme that helps rid the body of carcinogens.
The researchers tested three commercially frozen samples of broccoli both before and after cooking them.
The powder, an external source of myrosinase, was added to the frozen broccoli immediately before it was thawed.
What we really want to do is combine these higher levels of lutein from the wild-type with all of the Other characteristics that people want from broccoli such as a nice big head.
BROCCOLI SALAD 2 bunches fresh broccoli, cut and soaked for 2 hours in cold water and drained 1/2 cup each raisins & pecans 8-10 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled DRESSING: 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons white vinegar
The new broccoli was specially grown to contain two to three times the normal amount of glucoraphanin, a nutrient believed to help ward off heart disease.
In the study, when fresh broccoli sprouts were eaten with broccoli powder scientists could measure bioactive compounds - compounds found naturally in food that have a health benefit beyond basic nutrition - in the blood 30 minutes later.
News of a strong summer crop for purple sprouting broccoli comes after last winter's crop was destroyed by November frosts, leading to widespread shortages.