BROCCOLI is a powerhouse of various vitamins, minerals and other medicinal facts. It is a good anti-oxidant and a very much healthy vegetable.
So, i tried to put down some information about broccoli here....along with a simple recipe...
Broccoli is a store of Vitamins B1 (Thiamin), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic acid), B6, B9 (Folate), Vitamin C and A. And it also has various minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc.
In the recent past, a lot of experiments had been carried over broccoli for its medicinal values and it has been found that the nutritional value of broccoli lies in a substance called isothiocyanates. Isothiocyanates are a class of potent anti-carcinogens. Meaning, they fight and help prevent cancer. Another study shows that broccoli is associated with reduced risk of coronary heart disease.
Coming to the cooking part, it is very important that broccoli should be only lightly boiled, for it may loose its healthy content if over boiled. Lightly boiled broccoli , by itself makes a healthy recipe. Another way to have it, is to saute the lighlty boiled broccoli in little oil along with mustard seeds, black gram, green chilli and salt.
So, just try it and add it to your food chart!!!!!