Grown for its edible flower buds and stalk. Native to the eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor. broccoli is a nutritious vegetable and can be eaten fresh or cooked. High in dietary fibre and a number of vitamins and minerals, including potassium, folic acid, and vitamins A, C, and K, Fresh broccoli should be dark green in colour, with firm stalks and compact bud clusters.Broccoli thrives in moderate to cool climates and is propagated by seeds, either sown directly in the field or in plant beds to produce transplants.

Broccoli