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    Broccoli has been around for more than 2000 years. The name "broccoli" comes for the Latin word brachium, which means "branch," or "arm." Americans have grown it in their gardens for only about 200 years! The first commercially grown broccoli was grown and harvested in New York, then planted in the 1920's in California. A few crates were sent back East and by 1925 the broccoli market was off the ground. This vegetable is highly recognized for its anti-cancernutrients. It is a cruciferous vegetable and member of the cabbage family which is helpful in preventing certain types of cancer.

    Nutrient Profile

    Serving size (148g)
    Amounts Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories
    40
    Calories from Fat
    5
    Total Fat
    1g
    1%
    Saturated Fat
    0g
    0%
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%
    Sodium
    40mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate
    8g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber
    4g
    16%
    Sugars
    3g
    Protein
    14g
    Vitamin A
    90%
    Vitamin C
    230%
    Calcium
    8%
    Iron
    8%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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