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Sautéed, steamed or raw? What’s your broccoli pick?

Oct 04, 2020 08:24 IST

You can sautee broccoli florets, roast them or dip them in various sauces and dressings! There are countless ways to enjoy this humble member of the cabbage family. It is full of fibre, vitamin K, vitamin C and antioxidants, however, certain cooking methods may decrease the nutritional property of the vegetable. For instance, vitamin C is heat sensitive so grilling the vegetable may deplete it of this important nutrient. But if you’re prone to gas and bloating, we’d recommend you steam it before eating. Broccoli, like other cruciferous vegetables contains FODMAPs that may cause bloating. If you’re counting calories, this one’s a must-have. Its high fibre content ensures you remain fuller for longer. Broccoli packs a punch in terms of phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals making it an all-in-one anti-inflammatory superfood. According to studies conducted in the past, just half a cup of cooked broccoli provides 84% of the reference daily intake of Vitamin C.


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