Broccoli is a green, leafy vegetable derived from the cabbage family. It produces tight ‘flower heads’ from a tree-like stalk. The heads and stem are edible and are a great all round vegetable in a variety of dishes.

Broccoli is usually boiled or steamed, and can also be eaten raw with dips or other accompaniments.

Broccoli and your health

Broccoli is one of the best sources of Vitamin C, and just 100g provides two days worth of Vitamin C for the average person.

Broccoli is also known to include a special compound called sulphoraphane which is proven to reduce the risk of cancer.