Roasted broccoli tastes great, right? Were you able to get your children to try it?
Now that you have another preparation method in your recipe book, let’s talk about the nutrient density* of broccoli.
*nutrient density- the relative ratio obtained by dividing a food’s contribution to the needs for a nutrient by its contribution to calorie needs. Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 8th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.
Broccoli is a naturally low calorie, low fat food. It is a healthy source of fiber and protein, as well as, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, vitamin C, ascorbic acid, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, folate, and vitamin A.