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UNITED STATES—I love its raw form, but if you place a spoonful of cooked broccoli on my plate, the chance of me eating it greatly decreases. Broccoli is apart of the cabbage family. It’s a veggie as a kid, I would always indulge in; only if it was raw. That’s the one quality many are unaware of when it comes to broccoli, its better to consume raw than cooked.
Raw broccoli contains a high amount of vitamin C and dietary fiber. When cooked the levels of sulforaphane are greatly decreased. Sulforaphane is known as an anti-cancer compound that helps the body fight off various cancers including prostate cancer. The veggie has also been shown to have an impact on reducing heart disease. Stay away from boiling broccoli if at all possible. It’s better to steam, microwave or fry the veggie to maintain those vital nutrients.
Some people may have even spotted purple broccoli which is native in parts of
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