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Broccoli

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Prep & Store

Place broccoli in a colander and rinse thoroughly under cool running water. Unless stalks are especially tender, cut off the thick base and peel them. Cut heads into florets.

Tasty Tip

Raw broccoli is great tossed in salads or in veggie platters with dips.

Quick & Easy Recipe

Blanch broccoli in boiling water for two minutes, then drain and rinse immediately with cold water to capture the color and develop great flavor.

Nutrition Notes

Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamins C and A, and a good source of folic acid.

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The information presented in the Food Guide is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US-registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.