The word broccoli is derived from the Italian word “breccia”, which means “break” or “fracture”. Broccoli is a healthy food that has many nutrients, including protein, vitamin A and vitamin C.

Broccoli can come in many varieties such as purple sprouting broccoli and Romanesco broccoli.

There are three main types of broccoli: English, flat-headed and cauliflower-like.

Broccoli is a vegetable that belongs to the cabbage family. It has leaves and a green head. Broccoli is one of the top selling vegetables in the United States.


The first recorded use of broccoli was from Italian cooks in France in 1781. Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium and folate.


Broccoli varieties are divided into three main types: broccoli raab, broccolini and purple sprouting broccoli. Some examples of species include: “Brassica oleracea” var “italica”, ‘Lungkow Purple’, ‘Veronica’, ‘Ventura’, ‘De Cicco’.


Broccoli is a vegetable rich in vitamins and minerals. Broccoli varieties are grown in various parts of the world including the US and Europe.

One of the most popular types of broccoli is cauliflower, which has a similar taste but is softer in texture.


Brussels sprouts are also a type of broccoli that are grown for their buds rather than their leaves. The leaves of Brussels sprouts are dark green with a light green stem, and the buds turn brown and crispy when cooked.