Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea (italica group)
Description: Broccoli microgreens are tender and sweet. They have all of the full broccoli flavor without being bitter. Micro Broccoli can be enjoyed raw in salads, as a garnish, prepared in soup and even omelets.
- The word broccoli originated from the Italian word broccolo meaning “the flowering top of a cabbage”.
- Broccoli can be traced back 2,000 years to a wild cabbage plant.
- Broccoli is in he same family as cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, kale and Chinese broccoli.
Nutritional values based on 100 grams of raw broccoli leaves provided by the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009):
|Vitamin C||93.2 mg|
|Pantothenic acid||.535 mg|
|Vitamin B-6||.159 mg|