Updated: March 31, 2022
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.
- 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.
To help do your part for the environment, we’ve found 3 ways to utilize broccoli stems!
- Shred Broccoli Stems to Create Broccoli Rice
A great substitute for white, brown or cauliflower rice!
- Make Broccoli Hummus with Stems
This hummus recipe is super simple, plus it doesn’t have an overpowering broccoli taste, it’s just right.
- Make a Broccoli-Stem Soup
This dairy-free soup recipe is a must-try, plus you can make it vegan and vegetarian with a few easy substitutions.