Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family, and is closely related to cauliflower.Broccoli provides a range of tastes and textures, from soft and flowery (the floret) to fibrous and crunchy (the stem and stalk). Broccoli contains glucosinolates, phytochemicals which break down to compounds called indoles and isothiocyanates (such as sulphoraphane). Broccoli also contains the carotenoid, lutein. Broccoli is an excellent source of the vitamins K, C, and A, as well as folate and fiber. Broccoli is a very good source of phosphorus, potassium,magnesium and the vitamins B6 and E.
1. Prevent skin cancer when applied directly to the skin.
2. Broccoli (Broccoli extract) could promote lung health.
3. Sulforaphane is a long-lasting anti-oxidant and detoxifier, and to contribute to the integrity of cells, promoting the body's immune defense systems for overall health and wellbeing.
Broccoli leaves (green tops) are an excellent source of carotenoids and vitamin-A; (16000 IU of vitamin-A per 100 g), vitamin-K and the B-complex group of vitamins like Niacin (vitamin B-3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5), pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), and riboflavin.
Furthermore, it is also a good source of minerals like calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium, selenium, zinc, and phosphorus.