19 OCTOBER, 2015

Fresh from the village: Broccoli

Put it in a salad, boil it, steam it, bake it – either way, broccoli will only add to our general health and well being!

A distant relative of cabbage, fresh broccoli is dark green and always full in valuable nutritional ingredients. It is extremely good for our health, making our body feel and look vibrant. Three to four times a week will provide our body with all necessary beauty and health ingredients.

Fresh from the garden

Best time for broccoli (in Greece) is October to January.

Nutritional value – how it is good for us

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Iron and folic acid help prevent and confront anemia
  • Fiber helps in proper digestion
  • Carotenoids (in vitamins) serve as antioxidants
  • Protects our bones (calcium)
  • Vitamins A, C
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Calcium

Tips

We can freeze broccoli and use it fresh whenever we want, since its lifespan usually reaches 4 days.
Boil water and then add broccoli, leaving it in the boiling water for just 3 minutes. Drain and dry it, then put it in kitchen bags and store in freezer.

Tip for unscented cauliflower and broccoli.

Fast spinach meal

Boil broccoli for a few minutes (depending on how soft you prefer it), adding, if you so wish, more vegetables, eg carrots.
Drain and sprinkle with Horio olive oil and some lemon, vinegar or Balsamic vinegar TOP, slice some Horio graviera sticks and enjoy.

Broccoli helps our well being

Recipe with broccoli




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