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Broccoli

Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family whose large flowering head is eaten as a vegetable.

The word broccoli comes from the Italian plural of , which means "the flowering crest of a cabbage", and is the diminutive form of brocco, meaning "small nail" or "sprout". Broccoli is often boiled or steamed but may be eaten raw.

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Protein

I knew broccoli had a fair amount of protein, but it's nice to see it compared to meat! Although I'm not vegan, I wish I was and proudly support all those who do! This all being said, the article tends to disprove this infographic. Read it to find out more.

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Cooking Guide

A guide on how long to steam your broccoli for! My family adds about a teaspoon of butter and onion powder just to flavor it and add a kick of spice!

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Different Types

Here are pictures of all the different types of broccoli! Who knows? Maybe there are more out there!

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Infographic

Broccoli infographic! Most of these you can see in the Wiki article or you already know, but some are definitely new to me!

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Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs beef chuck (roast or chuck steak), diced into thin 1 1/2-inch long strips 1/2 yellow onion, sliced into 2 portions 1 cup low-sodium beef broth or beef consommé* 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce 1 Tbsp sesame oil 1/3 cup slightly packed dark-brown sugar 3 cloves garlic, minced Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch 3 cups broccoli florets, diced into bite size pieces (from about 12 oz broccoli crowns) Sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)

Contributed by Karen Webb

Baked Broccoli Parmesan Dip Recipe

INGREDIENTS 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/4 cup Panko* 8 ounces PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, at room temperature 2 1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 1/4 cup milk 1 tablespoon Emeril's Essence Creole Seasoning 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Contributed by Karen Webb

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli Recipe

INGREDIENTS 24 ounces broccoli florets* 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Juice of 1 lemon

Contributed by Karen Webb

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