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Broccoli Nutrition

Broccoli Nutrition

A cruciferous vegetable, broccoli nutrition contains unique phytonutrients which contain powerful cancer fighting properties.

  • Broccoli contains sulforaphane and indoles which are powerful anti cancer phytonutrients. Diets high in cruciferous vegetables (Ex: kale, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower) are associated with a lower risk of various cancers.

  • Broccoli nutrition is very high in vitamin C which helps protect your cells and tissues from free radical damage, thereby helping to prevent cancer. Vitamin C also aids in dietary iron absorption.

  • Broccoli is also a good source of calcium which helps to maintain healthy and strong bones and helps with blood clotting.

  • Broccoli nutrition also provides a very good source of lutein and zeaxanthin which helps to protect your cells from free radical damage and also plays a part in eye health.

  • Broccoli nutrition contains high amounts of beta carotene which helps to protect cell damage from free radicals and provides a source of vitamin A. Beta carotene also helps the immune and reproductive systems to function properly.

  • Broccoli is also very high in vitamin K which plays a part in blood clotting and helps to prevent postmenopausal bone loss. Vitamin K can also help to prevent against liver and prostate cancer.

  • One cup of broccoli contains around 31 calories.



    THE FULL NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF BROCCOLI:

    Broccoli, raw

    Refuse: 39%  (Leaves and tough stalks with trimmings)
    Scientific Name:  Brassica oleracea var. italica
    NDB No: 11090 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

    Nutrient Units 1.00 X 1 cup chopped
    -------
    91g
    Proximates
    Water
    g
    81.26
    Energy
    kcal
    31
    Energy
    kJ
    128
    Protein
    g
    2.57
    Total lipid (fat)
    g
    0.34
    Ash
    g
    0.79
    Carbohydrate, by difference
    g
    6.04
    Fiber, total dietary
    g
    2.4
    Sugars, total
    g
    1.55
    Sucrose
    g
    0.09
    Glucose (dextrose)
    g
    0.45
    Fructose
    g
    0.62
    Lactose
    g
    0.19
    Maltose
    g
    0.19
    Galactose
    g
    0.00
    Starch
    g
    0.00
    Minerals
    Calcium, Ca
    mg
    43
    Iron, Fe
    mg
    0.66
    Magnesium, Mg
    mg
    19
    Phosphorus, P
    mg
    60
    Potassium, K
    mg
    288
    Sodium, Na
    mg
    30
    Zinc, Zn
    mg
    0.37
    Copper, Cu
    mg
    0.045
    Manganese, Mn
    mg
    0.191
    Selenium, Se
    mcg
    2.3
    Vitamins
    Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
    mg
    81.2
    Thiamin
    mg
    0.065
    Riboflavin
    mg
    0.106
    Niacin
    mg
    0.581
    Pantothenic acid
    mg
    0.521
    Vitamin B-6
    mg
    0.159
    Folate, total
    mcg
    57
    Folic acid
    mcg
    0
    Folate, food
    mcg
    57
    Folate, DFE
    mcg_DFE
    57
    Choline, total
    mg
    17.0
    Betaine
    mg
    0.1
    Vitamin B-12
    mcg
    0.00
    Vitamin B-12, added
    mcg
    0.00
    Vitamin A, RAE
    mcg_RAE
    28
    Retinol
    mcg
    0
    Carotene, beta
    mcg
    329
    Carotene, alpha
    mcg
    23
    Cryptoxanthin, beta
    mcg
    1
    Vitamin A, IU
    IU
    567
    Lycopene
    mcg
    0
    Lutein + zeaxanthin
    mcg
    1277
    Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
    mg
    0.71
    Vitamin E, added
    mg
    0.00
    Tocopherol, beta
    mg
    0.01
    Tocopherol, gamma
    mg
    0.15
    Tocopherol, delta
    mg
    0.00
    Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
    mcg
    0.0
    Vitamin D
    IU
    0
    Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
    mcg
    92.5
    Lipids
    Fatty acids, total saturated
    g
    0.035
    4:0
    g
    0.000
    6:0
    g
    0.000
    8:0
    g
    0.000
    10:0
    g
    0.000
    12:0
    g
    0.000
    14:0
    g
    0.001
    15:0
    g
    0.000
    16:0
    g
    0.026
    17:0
    g
    0.000
    18:0
    g
    0.005
    20:0
    g
    0.002
    22:0
    g
    0.002
    Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
    g
    0.010
    14:1
    g
    0.000
    15:1
    g
    0.000
    16:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    17:1
    g
    0.001
    18:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.009
    20:1
    g
    0.000
    22:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
    g
    0.035
    18:2 undifferentiated
    g
    0.015
    18:3 undifferentiated
    g
    0.019
    18:3 n-6 c,c,c
    g
    0.000
    18:4
    g
    0.000
    20:2 n-6 c,c
    g
    0.000
    20:3 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    20:4 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    20:5 n-3 (EPA)
    g
    0.000
    22:5 n-3 (DPA)
    g
    0.000
    22:6 n-3 (DHA)
    g
    0.000
    Cholesterol
    mg
    0
    Amino acids
    Tryptophan
    g
    0.030
    Threonine
    g
    0.080
    Isoleucine
    g
    0.072
    Leucine
    g
    0.117
    Lysine
    g
    0.123
    Methionine
    g
    0.035
    Cystine
    g
    0.025
    Phenylalanine
    g
    0.106
    Tyrosine
    g
    0.045
    Valine
    g
    0.114
    Arginine
    g
    0.174
    Histidine
    g
    0.054
    Alanine
    g
    0.095
    Aspartic acid
    g
    0.296
    Glutamic acid
    g
    0.493
    Glycine
    g
    0.081
    Proline
    g
    0.100
    Serine
    g
    0.110
    Other
    Alcohol, ethyl
    g
    0.0
    Caffeine
    mg
    0
    Theobromine
    mg
    0
    USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009)

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