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Broccoli: A complete guide

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It's hard to resist a richly coloured head of broccoli. Not only is it a versatile and delicious addition to almost any meal, it is also a nutritional powerhouse worthy of its 'superfood' status.

Although relatively undervalued, you can use the leaves and stalk just as potently as the florets themselves, and in doing so, reap many of the nutrients you would otherwise be throwing away.

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Health benefits
Rich source of vitamin K, improving bone health and calcium absorption.
Rich source of vitamin C - as much as an orange in actual fact! -, boosting immunity.
Good source of chromium, required for proper protein and carbohydrate metabolism.
Good source of folate, a vital nutrient for women during pregnancy.
Good source of fibre, preventing constipation and encouraging healthy digestion.

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How to enjoy
Blended into soups, smoothies or juices for a nutritious green hit.
Roasted as 'steaks' or with other roast veggies.
Mixed through pasta, curries or stews.
Sliced and used raw in salads or as veggie sticks with dip or hummus.
Added to put a healthy twist on your favourite comfort foods, eg. substituted in a 'cauliflower cheese' recipe or atop a homemade pizza base.

If you have trouble digesting broccoli, always consume it well cooked and never raw.

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Are you a broccoli fan? Let us know your favourite recipes and ideas in the comments section.

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