I’m Jane, and I’m a specialist in food and diet. In my 10+ years of experience, I’ve had countless people come up to me to take my advice on their diet plans and when I tell them to include broccoli in their diet, they give me a frown that they’re reconsidering why they even fixed an appointment with me.
Broccoli is a truly underrated food item as it has an abundance of nutritious value with very few negatives. Here are some of the common questions I’ve come across when talking to my clients about broccoli.
- Which nutrients do I get after eating broccoli?
The nutrients that broccoli gives are - Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Fiber, Folate, and Potassium.
- Should broccoli be cooked or steamed?
Cooking methods often impact the nutritious content and health benefits of broccoli. In fact, boiling it can decrease the content of valuable nutrients up to 90%. Roasting, steaming, microwaving, and stir-frying are the better options as these will preserve the nutrients.
- How can I make my kid eat broccoli when he hates the smell and taste of it?
You can try roasting the broccoli. Place it on a metal sheet lined with aluminum foil before spraying with cooking spray. Now, sprinkle a pinch of salt and top it off with Parmesan cheese. Roast it for 15 minutes at 450 degrees to get a delicious meal your kid will absolutely love.
- How to keep the broccoli fresh?
To keep your broccoli crisp and fresh, try to store it in a vegetable crisper, unwashed in a perforated bag, and use it within a few days.