Come winters, comes the broccoli, in overwhelming amounts. This wintergreen is quintessential for fighting the by-products of chilling winters, like cold and influenza.
Vitamin K – This vitamin is central to stop the bleeding in all those excruciating winter injuries. Together with protein, it helps in forming the blood clot.
Vitamin C – Good for bones and overall immunity, you just can’t pass on the C-goodness. It is a powerful antioxidant and provides protection against the damaging free-radicals. It is also helpful in building collagen that forms bones and body tissues.
Fiber – This promotes digestion and a healthy bowel movement. Moreover, it is also very helpful in lowering cholesterol levels. In simple language, it means, eats on, and on (healthy, of course). You’ve got covered.
Folate – It rules the department of maintenance and production of new cells.
Potassium – This mineral is fundamental for heart contractions and the functioning of nerves. See the importance?
- It also provides magnesium, iron, zinc, potassium, vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, and B6.
1. Roasted Broccoli: Don’t like them? Then roast them. Heat broccoli pieces at 450 degrees and add a bit of salt. You’ll treat yourself to a delicious creamy nutty flavour. Thank us later.
2. Broccoli Soup: Bring the French twist to your broccoli. Broccoli soup is already delicious and with hints of wasabi, it is heavenly good.
3. Broccoli Salad: There always lies a danger of destroying all the nutrients of this green vegetable by overcooking. So, stick to nature’s way and consume it raw in the salad form. Toss the florets of broccoli with carrots, celery, and bell peppers for a savoury meal.
4. Chappati with Broccoli: This must have been our lunch at school at some point or another. You can spice things up with tamarind, curry leaves, masalas and of course the generous use of ghee in the cooking.
5. Broccoli Pasta: Broccoli pasta is the way to go to have broccoli deliriously. Add oodles of chilli, cheese and pasta. It’ll get ready very soon as well.