Broccoli Nutrition Facts

Broccoli nutrition - the facts indicate that this vegetable well-deserves its title as a superfood and regular inclusion in any rainbow diet plan. Not only is broccoli an excellent source of dietary fiber, it is packed with vitamins, antioxidants and a range of other phytonutrients to fight against modern disease. Including broccoli in your healthy diet plan ensures you also get plenty of lutein benefits, as it is lutein that gives this amazing vegetable its deep green color.

The World’s Healthiest Foods ( rating records the nutritional value of broccoli as follows:

Healthy Broccoli Florets

Excellent Source – Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Folate, Dietary Fiber

Very Good Source - Manganese, Tryptophan, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Protein, Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Good Source - Vitamin B5, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Zinc, Vitamin E

Relative to its calorie content, broccoli is one of the most nutrition-dense vegetables available. 150g broccoli adds less than 50 calories to your daily diet - all the benefits of low-calorie broccoli packed into regular 2 cup servings.

Read on to find out more about the health benefits of broccoli, or try this healthy broccoli soup recipe as an easy, convenient way to include broccoli in your diet several times a week.

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