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Why is broccoli so healthy?

  1. You either love it or hate it: broccoli. Broccoli is - like all other vegetables of course - very good for you. Nevertheless, this vegetable variety stands out on a number of points. Wondering why broccoli is so healthy? We will go into it in detail in this blog post. We also give you some suggestions at the end of the article for more variation with broccoli.

Some interesting facts about broccoli

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Broccoli is a real superfood

  1. Forget all those expensive superfoods in the shops. Broccoli is only a real superfood - and much cheaper (and tastier) too! Why is this vegetable so healthy?

  1. By eating a portion of broccoli you immediately get your recommended daily allowance of vitamin C and vitamin K. Vitamin C, a strong antioxidant, contributes to the resistance, is necessary for the formation of connective tissue and helps the body to absorb iron from food. Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting.

  1. It contains a high dose of beta-carotene; provitamin A. Your body can convert beta-carotene into vitamin A, a vitamin that is important for vision and contributes to the health of hair, skin and mucous membranes. The vitamin B6 in broccoli contributes to the proper functioning of the nervous system , the resistance, the formation of red blood cells and is also important for your metabolism.

  1. Broccoli is packed with essential minerals. It contains calcium - for strong teeth and healthy bones, and iron - a mineral that is an important part of oxygen transport in your blood and thereby contributes to a good metabolism. Broccoli also contains the mineral magnesium, which is necessary for energy metabolism, the strength of your skeleton and the building of muscles.

  1. 100 grams of broccoli contains almost 3 grams of dietary fiber. Eating fiber-rich food has a positive effect on:

  1. It may be clear; broccoli is a real powerhouse among vegetables and should certainly appear more often on your menu. Do you want something different than cooked broccoli florets? Or do you want to spice it up a bit? Try one of the tips:

Cooking with broccoli

  1. Add a scoop of sambal and / or soy sauce to steamed broccoli florets. Or fry an onion, add the sambal and soy sauce and let it simmer for two to three minutes. A nice spicy sauce for your broccoli. Are there all kinds of leftover vegetables in your fridge? Make a pan of fresh vegetable soup with broccoli.

  1. Not only the florets, but also the stump, cut into slices, can be put in the soup. If you like a bite, add the slices of broccoli stump unpeeled. For a softer effect, it is best to peel the stump first.

Classic combi

  1. Go retro chic with the classic combination of broccoli, chicken and mushrooms. Make an oven dish. Especially useful if you are hosting a dinner, you only have to put the broccoli dish in the oven for a short while when the guests are there. Delicious to serve with fresh pasta.

  1. You can make a healthy broccoli snack or broccoli side dish using a grill plate or pan. Peel the broccoli stump, cut it into slices and pass each slice through a beaten egg yolk and flour. You sprinkle the grill plate with oil, such as rice oil or sunflower oil. Grill the broccoli slices and sprinkle with a pinch of salt or herbs to taste.

  1. The broccoli slices are also fine to grill without egg yolks and flour. Delicious as a side dish or as a snack during a TV evening.

As raw vegetables

  1. Do you love raw vegetables and raw vegetables? Then make a (raw vegetable) salad with various vegetables of your choice. Cut the uncooked broccoli florets, preferably very small, and add them to your salad. A tasty, quick and low-calorie dressing is also made with the juice of a squeezed lemon, a teaspoon of mustard, a teaspoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Do you also have a top recipe with broccoli? Inspire others and share â € m here!



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