Broccoli is a plant from the species: Brassica oleracea. It is a vegetable similar to cauliflower and cabbage. Broccoli has green flower heads and a stalk. It comes from Italy and was introduced to England and America around 1800, and 1900, and has become a well-liked food around the world. Purple cauliflower (violet cauliflower) is also a type of broccoli grown in North America and Europe.
Broccoli is a good source of vitamins. It’s carbohydrates are mostly fiber and and a variety of sugars. Broccoli has many vitamins and minerals like Vitamin A, potassium, folic acid, and iron. When it is not harvested in the right time, it will turn into a head of yellow flowers. Spain, Mexico, India, China, and the United States are the largest producers of broccoli.
It is native to the Mediterranean. The plant was from a cabbage by a Mediterranean civilization called Etruscan. Broccoli’s name comes from the word "broccolo" in Italian language and the Latin word "brachium". It was developed from multiple crossbreeding.
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