Louisiana Harvest of the Month - Broccoli

Carl Motsenbocker, Besse, Crystal

  • Broccoli is in the same family as cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and kale.
  • Broccoli has been grown in the Mediterranean region since ancient Roman times.
  • Darker-colored broccoli florets contain more beta carotene and vitamin C than paler, yellowing florets.

  • Good source of vitamins A, B2 and B6.
  • Excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K and folate.
  • Good source of potassium, fiber, phosphorus and manganese.
6/30/2021 3:11:03 PM
Rate This Article:

Have a question or comment about the information on this page?

Innovate . Educate . Improve Lives

The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture