There is no healthier vegetable than broccoli, and that’s a fact. Its health benefits are numerous, but do you really know which parts are edible, what kind of benefits they possess and how to prepare them properly? You will find the answers in this article.
Most of us use only broccoli’s flower because it contains an abundance of antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E, calcium and magnesium.
But, what about the leaves and the stalk? Are they edible? Of course they are. Only 30 grams of broccoli leaves, which you probably throw away, contain 90% of the required daily doses of vitamin A, which is very important for improving the immune system and sight. In those 30 grams of leaves there are also 43% of the required daily doses of vitamin C, which helps when it comes to preventing cancer. So, next time, try cooking the leaves together with the flower.
You probably make the same mistake with the stalks. They have sweet-like taste and probably contain more fiber than the flower. Since the stalks need more cooking, start cooking them before the rest of the vegetables.
Broccoli is on the top on the list of natural healing plants and you can eat every single part of it.
Source: Healthy Food Star