Broccoli is a vegetable of the neighboring family to that of cabbage and cauliflower, but they should not be confused because their taste is different. The romanesco cabbage is sometimes called apple broccoli because of its appearance, but it is not a broccoli. Broccoli of Angers and broccoli of Roscoff also are winter cauliflower, they are not real broccoli. The real broccoli is green broccoli, sometimes nicknamed broccoli-asparagus because of its edible stems; Different varieties exist, such as rapini (Italian broccoli), red broccoli (brocoli with red floret), broccoli violet, white broccoli, they all have the same nutritional characteristics to a very close.
Broccoli does not lose weight on its own, however it is low calorie and therefore suitable during weight loss, it allows to prepare light meals of vegetables. Broccoli and diet do very well. In addition to being low in calories (see below), vitamin K and vitamin C are also found in food. Broccoli is also rich in water, fiber, and many minerals – it is therefore a healthy food like most vegetables! Crunchy or fondant according to the cooking, its characteristic taste is very sweet, it is advantageous for the health especially when it is eaten raw or half cooked. Broccoli may help prevent cancer, but it is not yet proven.