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Saturday
Jan052013

ITALIANS BROUGHT BROCCOLI TO AMERICA

Since the Roman Empire - and probably long before that since it is native to the Mediterranean - broccoli has been considered a beneficial vegetable among Italians. A cousin of cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli rabé, kale, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts, broccoli is high in vitamin C, dietary fiber, it contains an anticancer compound, reduces the risk of aggressive prostate cancer, and it could reverse the damage caused by diabetes to heart blood vessels. It is also a winter vegetable, one that can stay fresh for a long time without refrigeration. (more)

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