Broccoli or Brassica oleracea var. Italica, also called broccoli cabbage, is a vegetable plant belonging to the Brassicacea or Cruciferae family, which groups the most popular cabbages. They are one of those vegetables in which one does not eat the leaves but the unripe inflorescences.
The Brassicaceae or Cruciferae are a large family of herbaceous plants distributed over all continents and well adapted to all climates. They are rich in minerals, vitamins and sulforaphane, a substance that prevents the growth of cancer cells. They fight water retention by helping the body detoxify and eliminate waste.
Broccoli is a vegetable rich in minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium. They also contain vitamin C, vitamin B1 and B2, dietary fibre and sulforaphane, a substance that can help prevent the growth of cancer cells.
Broccoli fights water retention by helping the body detoxify and eliminate waste.