Broccoli - Sprouting Knowledge — Foster's Supermarket

Broccoli – Sprouting Knowledge

We’re sprouting knowledge on broccoli, from nutrition and growing facts to how to curb your wastage. #HappyEarthMonth


Broccoli supports a healthy immune system!

  • Broccoli is a rich source of vitamin K (116% of recommended daily intake) & vitamin C (135% recommended daily intake). Vitamin C is known to support a healthy immune system.  
  • Research indicates that broccoli may help reduce various heart disease risk factors and prevent heart tissue damage. 
  • With good levels of vitamin C & calcium found in broccoli, this can help decrease the risk of certain dental and oral diseases. 

Growing Facts

  • Broccoli requires a site with exposure to full sun (6 to 8 hours per day) 
  • Broccoli is grown in a cool-weather climate (65F – 73F)  
  • 5.4 gallons of water is required to grow a head of broccoli  
  • Depending on the variety of broccoli, they can take anywhere from 48-115 days to grow 
  • Broccoli production is relatively sustainable since there is no known significant damage to water, soil or air. 

Curb Your

To help do your part for the environment, we’ve found 3 ways to utilize broccoli stems!