Broccoli isa leafy vegetable which is very good for health. It is consumed in raw (Salads) and cooked form. The fibre content in broccoli help in proper digestion and prevent constipation. It is anticancerous and helps in lowering cholesterol level and also good for heart.
Broccoli isa rich source of vitamins and minerals. The vitamin Aand E present in broccoli is good for skin and eyes. It is a source of vitamin B including folate. The Vitamin C content available in this leafy vegetable isequal to that of citrus fruits. Broccoli isrich in minerals like Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc also. So remember to include this leafy vegetable in our diet.
Broccoli isa cool season crop like cabbage. It requires minimum six hours of sunlight. For the proper growth of the crop well drained rich in organic matter is preffered. Frequent irrigation is necessary. The crop can be harvested within three months.