In free translation from Italian broccoli means branch, and it is most often used in its raw state, because then its nutritional value is the highest.
These are vegetables that contain folic acid, then magnesium and calcium, as well as zinc. Iron, phosphorus, sodium and potassium are also present.
There are many vitamins present in this vegetable, so in addition to vitamins from the B group, namely B 1, B 2, B 6 and B 9, broccoli also contains vitamin C, then vitamins K, A and E.
Thanks to its ingredients – it is recommended for strengthening the body. It also contains an antioxidant and protects against numerous infections, as well as various diseases. It is good as a medicine in the case of osteoporosis, but also in general for preventing the aging of the human body.
Recipes for storing this vegetable are really numerous. We can prepare broccoli soup and broccoli with sour cream, then broccoli with chicken…
But it is important to keep in mind that it is healthiest to eat these vegetables fresh, because only then can broccoli be treated as a medicine, while in other cases its nutritional value is lower.
Recipe: Broccoli soup
one small onion
– 4 – 5 cloves of garlic
– 300 to 400 grams of broccoli
– olive or other oil
– other spices to taste
It is necessary to lightly fry the finely chopped onion and garlic, and then add the broccoli. You can also add a little flour if desired. Then pour water and simmer for a few minutes.
You can either finely chop the broccoli beforehand, or after a few minutes of cooking, transfer the entire mixture to a blender, and prepare an excellent cream soup from this vegetable. At the end of cooking, add spices as desired, spice and parsley combine perfectly with broccoli.
2 Recipes: Broccoli with sour cream and broccoli with chicken
If you want to prepare broccoli with sour cream, it is enough to fry finely chopped garlic in a little oil, and then add broccoli.
After that you need to add a small amount of water, just to soften the vegetables, and then add neutral cooking cream and spices as desired.
It is prepared in almost the same way with chicken, with the fact that smaller pieces of chicken meat should be added to finely chopped garlic. You can also add neutral sour cream here.
Salad with fresh 🥦 broccoli
Except for a couple of cloves of garlic and spices to taste, lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, and a little olive oil, you won’t need anything else for a tasty and healthy salad.