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Broccoli should be planted early enough to mature before these conditions occur.
Generally, when individual buds of broccoli are match-head size and distinct (loose) in appearance, the head is as large as it is going to get.
My broccoli foliage is developing yellow spots on the upper side with a downy growth underneath.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /plantanswers/vegetables/broccoli.html   (846 words)

 Crop Tips and Recipes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Broccoli began as a wild growing native of the Mediterranean region.
Broccoli is an especially good source of vitamin A, C, calcium, potassium, and iron.
Broccoli is also considered to aid in fighting cancer due to an enzyme called sulforaphane.
www.brookfieldfarm.org /broccoli.htm   (273 words)

Kids who call broccoli "trees" are imitating the Romans, who called it bracchium, meaning "strong branch or arm." Their nickname for it was "the five green fingers of Jupiter," and they ate a lot of it.
Broccoli is one of the cruciferous vegetables--in the cabbage family--that is packed with beta-carotene, the precursor to vitamin A that researchers believe has anticarcinogenic properties.
Broccoli is also very good raw on a platter of cruditŽs, added to other vegetables in a salad, or served with dips.
www.producepete.com /shows/broccoli.html   (635 words)

 Broccoli -- Brassica oleracea L. (Italica group)
Broccoli is closely related to cauliflower since both are grown for the clusters of unopened flower buds and tender flower stalks.
Broccoli is well-adapted to all areas of the state when grown during the coolest months of the year.
Although broccoli is a cool season vegetable, it is susceptible to cold injury especially when the plants are tender and not conditioned to withstand low temperatures.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /BODY_MV031   (830 words)

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Broccoli can be grown as either a spring or a fall crop, and is a favorite among home gardeners, as well as one of the more popular frozen vegetables.
Broccoli is a good source of vitamin A, calcium, riboflavin (or vitamin B2), and vitamin C, and has several chemical compounds that have been declared anti-cancer agents by researchers.
Broccoli is generally considered to be the most hearty and trouble free of all the cole crops.
darwin.nmsu.edu /~molbio/plant/broccoli.html   (703 words)

 Watch Your Garden Grow - Broccoli
Broccoli is a hardy vegetable of the cabbage family that is high in vitamins A and D. It develops best during cool seasons of the year.
The edible part of broccoli are compact clusters of unopened flower buds and the attached portion of stem.
Broccoli, as well as all other broccoli vegetables, must be blanched (scalded) in boiling water before freezing.
www.urbanext.uiuc.edu /veggies/broccoli1.html   (1717 words)

Broccoli is a cool-season crop, closely related to cabbage, cauliflower, kale, and mustard.
Broccoli is a high-quality vegetable for fresh use and is one of the more popular frozen vegetables.
Sprouting broccoli should not be confused with broccoli-raab (or Italian turnip), which is grown for early leafy greens and with much smaller flower shoots.
www.ces.ncsu.edu /hil/hil-5.html   (1816 words)

 Vegetarians in Paradise/ Broccoli History/Broccoli Nutrition/ Broccoli Folklore/Broccoli Recipe
Broccoli is in the Brassicaceae family and is classified as Brassica oleracea italica belonging to a family whose other members include cauliflower, kale, cabbage, collards, turnips, rutabagas, Brussels sprouts, and Chinese cabbage.
Broccoli rabe is native to the Mediterranean region.
Broccoli is the superhero of the vegetable kingdom with its rich vitamin A content--notice broccoli's dark green color as an indicator of its hearty carotene content.
www.vegparadise.com /highestperch44.html   (3515 words)

People who eat broccoli simply because they like it, or because their mothers told them to, will be glad to know that broccoli is one of the most popular and nutritious of all vegetables.
Broccoli is a member of the cruciferous family and that is good news, however, they contain sulfurous compounds that can emit odors that are off-putting, so that is bad news.
Broccoli goes well in Italian preparations such as pasta dishes, beans, potatoes, or polenta with garlic, olive oil, olives, balsamic vinegar, anchovies, and pork meats such as sausage and pancetta.
www.tonytantillo.com /vegetables/broccoli.html   (684 words)

Broccoli is believed to be the first of the cole crops to evolve from the wild species of kale or cabbage and was cultivated by the Romans.
In 1996 broccoli grower prices were and average of $35/cwt in winter months and averaged $23 in fall, and $27 in summer.
Broccoli and cauliflower are quite similar morphologically, but the broccoli produces a green head with longer and more slender floret stalks than cauliflower.
www.uga.edu /vegetable/broccoli.html   (2435 words)

Broccoli is a good source of vitamins C. Depending on how it is cooked, ounce for ounce, cooked broccoli has 125% as much Vitamin C than a fresh orange.
Broccoli is also a good source of calcium,having as much as milk; although the form found in broccoli is easier to digest.
Broccoli is one of the few vegetables to skyrocket in popularity in recent years, mainly because of announcements by medical research groups that eating such cruciferous vegetables as broccoli helps significantly to reduce the risk of cancers.
www.innvista.com /health/foods/vegetables/broccoli.htm   (2003 words)

 All About Broccoli - Knowledge - Hormel Foods
This vegetable is a relative to cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts.
Purple broccoli is very similar to sprouting broccoli except its florets have a purplish color to them and the heads of purple broccoli are typically smaller.
Broccoli seeds that have germinated, requiring only water and a cool place to grow, which are then harvested as a food.
www.hormel.com /templates/template.asp?catitemid=114&id=863   (1444 words)

 ACS :: Broccoli
Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that belongs to the cabbage and mustard families, which also includes arugula, cauliflower, collards, bok choy, kale, mustard greens, radishes, turnips, watercress, rutabaga, and brussel sprouts.
Broccoli contains certain chemicals that may reduce the risk of colorectal or other cancers, although it is not clear which individual compounds may be responsible for the protective effects.
Broccoli is considered a good source of nutrients because it is rich in vitamin C, carotenoids (vitamin A-like substances), fiber, calcium, and folate.
www.cancer.org /docroot/ETO/content/ETO_5_3X_Broccoli.asp?sitearea=ETO   (1433 words)

Broccoli is available year-round but is a cool-weather vegetable that is best between January and March.
Avoid broccoli with yellowing leaves or flower buds, limp stalks or wilting heads, a pungent odor, or stalks that are thick and woody.
Broccoli rabe has thinner stalks and is leafier, with smaller bunches of buds.
www.pccnaturalmarkets.com /health/Food_Guide/Broccoli.htm   (515 words)

Broccoli is a vegetable crop that lends itself well to small-scale and part-time farming operations.
Heading broccoli is not a broccoli at all it is a late season or overwintering cauliflower.
While broccoli generally is transplanted in the spring, it can be sown directly from seed in late summer or early fall, when soil temperatures are in the high 60s and ambient air temperatures are in the 80s.
www.tricountyfarm.org /oregon_broccoli.asp   (1209 words)

 Ethnobotanical Leaflets
The classification scheme for broccoli and indeed all of the other brassicas is clear and straightforward until one reaches the species level.
The primary use of broccoli, both modern and ancient, is, quite obviously, as a source of food.
Despite its seemingly small economic importance, broccoli is an integral component of a very economically important genus and family, and not even the disdain for broccoli by George Bush can change that.
www.siu.edu /~ebl/leaflets/broccoli.htm   (1525 words)

Broccoli grown for seed is grown in a different manner and experiences different pest pressures; thus it deserves a separate profile to adequately describe its production.
Broccoli grown in Maricopa County is occasionally exposed to frost.
Broccoli is especially sensitive to boron, manganese, magnesium and molybdenum deficiencies.
pestdata.ncsu.edu /cropprofiles/docs/Azbroccoli.html   (11266 words)

 5ADay: Fruit & Vegetable of the Month: Broccoli   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Broccoli has been around for more than 2000 years, The name "broccoli" comes for the Latin word brachium, which means "branch," or "arm." Americans have grown it in their gardens for only about 200 years!
Broccoli was first grown in the Italian province of Calabria and was given the name Calabrese.
Cooked broccoli should be tender enough so that it can be pierced with a sharp knife, and still remain crisp and bright green in color.
www.5aday.gov /month/broccoli.html   (727 words)

 Broccoli Books
Broccoli Books announces two new titles - Koi Cupid by Mia Ikumi (Tokyo Mew Mew) and Pandora Hearts by Jun Mochizuki.
Boysenberry Books will host a panel at Yaoi Con on 9/28/07.
Broccoli Books will host a panel at Mikomi Con on 9/07/07.
www.broccolibooks.com   (143 words)

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Broccoli flourishes in a cool climate and moist soil.
In Singapore, broccoli is available all year round, and is generally air- flown from Australia and the USA.
Broccoli is said to contain as much calcium, gram for gram, as milk.
www.restaurantsweb.com /food/recipes/Broccoli/broccoli.htm   (371 words)

 Commercial Broccoli Production
Broccoli was developed from leafy Brassica forms, commonly knows as "Calabrese broccoli," found in the northeastern Mediterranean and southern Europe.
Broccoli is a fast growing crop, and the fertilization schedule should always be based on a soil test recommendation.
Broccoli develops a central head that should be harvested before it begins to flower.
pubs.caes.uga.edu /caespubs/pubcd/C764-w.htm   (2361 words)

 WHFoods: Broccoli
In this study, sulforaphane, a phytonutrient richly abundant in the form of its precursor in broccoli and broccoli sprouts, was able to completely eradicate H. pylori in 8 of 11 laboratory animals that had been infected with the bacterium via the implantation of infected human gastric cells.
Broccoli has been singled out as one of the small number of vegetables and fruits that contributed to the significant reduction in heart disease risk seen in a recent meta-analysis of seven prospective studies.
Broccoli and other leafy green vegetables contain powerful phytonutrient antioxidants in the carotenoid family called lutein and zeaxanthin, both of which are concentrated in large quantities in the lens of the eye.
www.whfoods.com /genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=9   (4965 words)

 GourmetSleuth - Broccoli Rabe
Broccoli Rabe (pronounced Broccoli Rob) is also referred to as rabe or rapini.
Add the wine and the broccoli rabe, cover, and let steam for 4 minutes, until the broccoli rabe is bright green.
Broccoli Rabe with Italian Sausages and Polenta - This is a "30 minute meal" recipe.
www.gourmetsleuth.com /broccolirabe.htm   (511 words)

 Broccoli Nutritional and Growing Information | Tips & Techniques
According to researchers at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine, broccoli, and other crucifer crops, are high in sulforaphane, an inducer of enzymes that detoxify carcinogens in the body.
Broccoli also has twice the vitamin C, ounce for ounce as oranges and is one of the best sources of vitamin B and calcium.
Broccoli is a prolific producer of dark green florets.
www.gardenguides.com /how-to/tipstechniques/vegetables/broccoli.asp   (757 words)

 Vegetable Gardening: Broccoli
Broccoli is one of the most nutritious of all vegetables.
For fall broccoli, plant seeds directly in the garden where they are to grow.
Fall broccoli is better in quality than spring broccoli because it matures as the weather is getting cooler rather than warmer, but fall broccoli has more insect problems than the spring crop.
msucares.com /lawn/garden/vegetables/list/broccoli.html   (472 words)

The secret to the best-tasting broccoli is in the seasoning--not the spices, mind you, but the time of year.
Broccoli that matures during cool weather produces healthy heads that are sweeter tasting than those you pick at any other time.
She says fall broccoli is great but becomes sensational when roasted in the oven or tossed in a stir-fry.
www.organicgardening.com /feature/0,7518,s1-5-16-1347,00.html   (946 words)

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Vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale and cauliflower are rich sources of indole-3-carbinol (I3C), which the body converts into 3,3'-diindolylmethane DIM during digestion.
I am a protein Metabolic Type and broccoli pushes my biochemistry in an unhealthy direction so it helps me to avoid it and that is what my body tells me to do.
So it is very important to understand your body at a deeper level because if you were to eat broccoli and you were a protein type, the other effects of broccoli might push your metabolic biochemistry in the wrong direction and thus override the benefits of the DHT inhibition.
www.mercola.com /2003/may/24/broccoli_cancer.htm   (1039 words)

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