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The Broccoli

October 2, 2017

 

IN SEASON :)

 

The Broccoli

 

Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family whose large flowering head is eaten as a vegetable. The word broccoli comes from the Italian plural of broccolo, which means "the flowering crest of a cabbage", and is often boiled or steamed but may be eaten raw.

 

Nutrition

100 gram serving of raw broccoli provides 34 kcal and is an excellent source (20% or higher of the Daily Value, DV) of vitamin C and vitamin K. Raw broccoli also contains moderate amounts (10–19% DV) of several B vitamins and the dietary mineral manganese, whereas other essential nutrients are in low content. Broccoli has low content of carbohydrates, protein, fat, and dietary fiber.

 

Simple Broccoli stir-fry

 

Ingredients

 

1 tbsp olive oil

500g approximately of broccoli, cut to your liking

150g approximately baby corn

1 - 2 chopped garlic clove

½ - 1 red chilli, chopped

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp sesame oil

½ lime, juiced

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Method

Heat the olive oil in a wok, add the broccoli, corn and fry for approximately 3 minutes, add garlic, chilli and fry for 1-2 minutes.

 

Add soy sauce, sesame oil, lime juice, salt and pepper and fry for 2-3 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender.

 

Serve

 

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