Broccoli

Broccoli

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

 

 

Fun Facts: 
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."
Seasonality: 
Arizona, January, February, March, April, May, November, December, California, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Bardin Bengard

Bengard Ranch
Salinas, Calif.

George Boskovich

Boskovich Farms
Oxnard, CA

John D'Arrigo

D'Arrigo Bros.
Salinas, CA

John Jackson

Beachside Produce
Guadalupe, CA

Mike Jarrard

Mann Packing Company
Salinas, CA

Tim LaBrucherie

LaBrucherie Produce
El Centro, CA
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/2 cup chopped
Amount Per Serving  
Calories: 15  
  % Daily Value*
Total Fat: 0.16g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 15mg 0.63%
Total Carbohydrate: 2.92g 0.97%
     Dietary Fiber: 1.1 0% 
     Sugars: 0.75g  
Protein: 1.24g  
Vitamin A 5.48% Vitamin C 65.33%
Calcium 2.1% Iron 1.78%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Source: USDA National Nutrient Database