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Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health


Broccoli is available fresh or frozen for good nutrition and convenience. If selecting fresh, choose odorless broccoli heads with tight, bluish-green florets. 

Nutrient Content Claims
Low in fat, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Low in sodium, Good source of fiber, Good source of potassium, High in vitamin C 

Health Claims 

Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Broccoli is low in fat.

Sodium & Hypertension:

  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Broccoli is low in sodium. 
  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Broccoli is low in sodium. 
  • Broccoli, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. 

Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Broccoli contains no saturated fat or cholesterol. 

Fiber-Containing Grain Products, Fruits, and Vegetables and Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may reduce the risk of some of cancers, a disease associated with many factors. Broccoli is a good source of fiber.

Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, vitamin A, or vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Broccoli is a good source of fiber and high in
vitamin C.

Potassium & High Blood Pressure/Stroke (Authoritative Statement): Diets containing foods that are a good source of potassium and that are low in sodium, like broccoli, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke. 


Refrigerate broccoli and use within 3-5 days.


Versatility of Broccoli

Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Broccoli 

Check out our broccoli recipes!   


Presence in Ethnic Cuisines
Asian / Chinese, Japanese, Korean / South East Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos) / African / Latino / Mediterranean  


Social Media Posts 

5 ways cabbage, broccoli, kale & cauliflower may fight inflammation. http://ow.ly/S360b @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

#TipoftheDay: Add frozen veggies like chopped spinach or broccoli to pasta dishes @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

#TipoftheDay: Pair broccoli with baked chicken today, and use the leftover chicken for Wednesday’s Cesar salad. Yummy! @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

More Broccoli & Cheese Please! The whole fam will enjoy this tasty side dish: http://ow.ly/MEhU3 @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

Your meal is now complete! Enjoy this Penne Shrimp & Broccoli recipe! #Yummershttp://ow.ly/z0Khr @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

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