Broccoli

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Nutritional Benefits: 

Delicious antioxidants

Earthbound Farm organic broccoli is an excellent source of vitamins C, K and folate, and a good source of vitamin A, manganese, fiber, potassium, Vitamin B6, phosphorus and riboflavin.

Broccoli is part of the cruciferous family of vegetables, which makes it rich in a unique antioxidant that, when consumed as part of a healthy diet, may play a role in reducing the risk of certain chronic diseases.  Broccoli is also a great source of lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants shown to promote eye health and possibly protect against age-related macular degeneration (eye disease).

Men, specifically, may benefit from eating broccoli; it contains the mineral selenium, which research shows may play a role in prostate health. Try eating broccoli with produce that contains iron, such as spinach and potatoes, as the vitamin C in broccoli will help the body absorb iron from plant-based sources.
 

Why choose organic broccoli?

Broccoli is #27 on the Environmental Working Group's “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce,” a list of produce that carries the most pesticide residues when grown conventionally. So choosing organic broccoli makes good sense — especially for children, whose growing bodies are so much more susceptible to environmental chemical exposures than adults’.

At Earthbound Farm, we grow our broccoli without toxic synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, using sustainable farming methods that protect the environment and help keep pesticides out of our soil, air, water, and food supply. Organic food is the healthiest choice for people and the planet — and we think organic broccoli tastes better, too!

WhatsOnMyFood.org from the Pesticide Action Network shows you searchable results for vegetables like broccoli and a wide range of other organic and conventional foods. It’s an easy-to-use and empowering tool for learning about pesticide residues and their health effects for all of us.

Broccoli Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts: 
Nutrition FactFact Amount
Serving Size
1 medium stalk, (148 g)
Calories
50
Protein
4 g
Total Fat
1 g
Carbohydrates
10 g
Fiber
4 g
ORAC Score (antioxidant rating)
1510/100 g
EWG Rank (pesticide residues)
27
Lutein/Zeaxanthin
2.1 mg/servings
Vitamins & Minerals % Daily Value
Category Nutrients: 
NutrientNutrient Amount
Vitamin C
220% - Excellent Source
Vitamin K
188% - Excellent Source
Folate
23% - Excellent Source
Vitamin A
18% - Good Source
Manganese
16% - Good Source
Fiber
15% - Good Source
Potassium
13% - Good Source
Vitamin B6
13% - Good Source
Phosphorus
10% - Good Source
Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
10% - Good Source
Magnesium
8%
Pantothenic Acid
8%
Calcium
7%
Thiamin (vitamin B1)
7%
Iron
6%
Vitamin E
6%
Niacin (vitamin B3)
5%
Copper
4%
Zinc
4%
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