Moon Rocks | St. George, QLD

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610 Bundoran Road
St. George 4487
QLD, Australia


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Broccoli- Consumer information

Broccoli facts

  • Broccoli originated in Italy
  • The Italian name for broccoli is "broccolo," meaning the flowering top of a cabbage. The word comes from the Latin word "brachium," which means branch or arm, a reflection of the vegetable's treelike shape
  • Broccoli is part of the brassica family of vegetables
  • Broccoli is known as a superfood, it has so many health benefits that have been known to help fight cancer, build strong bones, and lower cholesterol
  • Broccoli is a very low-calorie vegetable
  • Broccoli is rich in dietary fiber and anti-oxidants that have proven health benefits
  • Fresh broccoli is a rich source of vitamin-C, vitamin-K and the B-complex group as well as Vitamin A
  • Broccoli is a good source of minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, selenium, zinc, and phosphorus
  • Vegetables related to broccoli are broccolini, a mix between broccoli and "gai-lin" (Chinese broccoli), and broccoflower, a cross between broccoli and cauliflower.
  • The world record for eating broccoli is held by Tom "Broccoli" Landers. It took him just 92 seconds to eat a full pound of the vegetable. His secret: "Just swallow, don't bother to chew."

Nutrition information

Broccoli Nutrition Facts1 Cup (40g) Raw BroccoliPercent Daily Values
Calories 9  
Total Fat 0.2g 0%
Cholesterol 0 0%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fibre 1.1g 4%
Sugars 0g  
Protein 1.3g  3%
Vitamin C   14%
Vitamin B6   5%
Vitamin B-12   2%
Vitamin D   0%
Vitamin A   21%
Calcium   4%
Magnesium   2%
Iron   1%
Potassium 78mg 2%
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet, Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs

Choosing Fresh Broccoli

  • Choose broccoli heads with tight, green florets and firm stalks
  • The cut ends of the stalks should be fresh and moist looking

Storing Broccoli

We recommend fresh broccoli be placed in the crisp compartment of the fridge as soon as possible after purchasing it. This will help the broccoli to last longer and will help it to not lose its firm crisp texture.

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