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edible green plant in the cabbage family
A pile of broccoli

Broccoli is a plant, Brassica oleracea. It is a vegetable like cabbage. Broccoli has green flower heads and a stalk. It comes from Mexico and is one of the most bought vegetables in England.

Broccoli Nutrients. Broccoli is a great source of vitamins K and C, a good source of folate (folic acid) and also provides potassium, fiber. Vitamin C – builds collagen, which forms body tissue and bone, and helps cuts and wounds heal. ... Fiber – diets high in fiber promote digestive health