Did you know that those little broccoli trees, with robust stalks and branches, got their name from the Latin word bracchium, which means strong arm or branch? Read more, including how famed Romans just couldn’t get enough.
We are eating 900% more broccoli than we did 20 years ago. In 1970, consumption of broccoli was only a half a pound per person. Today, the average person in the United States eats four and one half pounds a year
The word broccoli comes from the Latin word brachium and the Italian word braccio, which means “arm."
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