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What is the nutritional value of broccoli?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

Though low in calories, broccoli is one of the most nutrient-dense foods. It is especially rich in vitamin C. A 1-cup serving of broccoli provides about the same amount of protein as a cup of corn or rice, but less than one third the amount of calories. Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamins K, C, and A, as well as folic acid and fiber. It is a very good source of phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and the vitamins B6 and E. It also contains glucosinolates, phytochemicals with tremendous anti-cancer effects, and the carotenoid lutein. A 31/2-oz (100 g) serving of cooked broccoli provides 35 calories, 2.3 g of protein, no cholesterol, 0.4 g of fat, 7.2 g of carbohydrate, and 3.3 g of fiber.

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Broccoli is a powerhouse of nutrients. It is rich in:

  • Phytonutrients
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
  • Foliate
  • Vitamin K
  • B vitamin
  • Calcium
  • Manganese
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
  • Phosphorus

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