Wonderful Facts about Broccoli you need to know About

-Broccoli originated in Italy, where it was developed from wild cabbage and has existed since about sixth century B.C. -The Italian name for broccoli is “broccolo,” meaning the flowering top of a cabbage. The word comes from the Latin word “brachium,” which means branch or arm, a reflection of the vegetable’s treelike shape. -The plant came to France in 1560. Until the early 1700s, broccoli was still not widely known in England and was called “sprout colli-flower” or “Italian asparagus.” -Thomas Jefferson was a fan of broccoli and imported broccoli…

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8 Amazing Health Benefits and Risks of Broccoli

1. Diabetes and Autism For obese individuals with type 2 diabetes, broccoli extract may be what the doctor ordered. Scientists reporting in the June 14, 2017 issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine, found that a compound called sulforaphane in broccoli (and other cruciferous veggies like cabbage and Brussel sprouts) could turn down the activity, or expression, of 50 genes associated with symptoms related to type 2 diabetes. The scientists gave the compound (in the form of a broccoli sprout extract) to 97 individuals with type 2 diabetes over the…

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Comprehensive Guide on How to Grow Broccoli

Introduction Common name:Broccoli, Italian broccoli, Calabrese, brocks. Botanical name: Brassica oleracea italica Origin: Mediterranean Broccoli is a hardy biennial grown as a cool-season annual. It grows 18 to 36 inches tall and has broad, thick leaves and a thick main stalk. Broccoli forms single or multiple flowers “heads ” of tiny blue-green flower buds. The flowers heads are eaten before they bloom; buds open to tiny yellow flowers. Broccoli will bolt and go to seed in warm temperatures or when daylight hours lengthen. Broccoli is a cool-season crop yjerefore it…

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