Broccoli’s nutrients include vitamin C, vitamin A, folic acid, calcium, and fiber. While the calcium content of one serving doesn’t equal that of a glass of milk, broccoli is an important calcium source for those who don’t consume dairy products.
When we had a weekend “tiangg” shopping in Divisoria, I bought a lot of vegetables and fruits. Even it was sooo heavy for me to bring it home, I don’t care.
Why? I found those food fresh, healtthy and most of all cheap especially broccoli and prawns.
What are some health benefits of broccoli?
According to http://home.howstuffworks.com/broccoli3.htm:
Broccoli’s noteworthy nutrients include vitamin C, vitamin A (mostly as beta-carotene), folic acid, calcium, and fiber. While the calcium content of one serving doesn’t equal that of a glass of milk, broccoli is an important calcium source for those who don’t consume dairy products. Calcium does more than build strong bones. Research shows that this mineral may play a role in the control of high blood pressure, and it may work to prevent colon cancer.
Beta-carotene and vitamin C are important antioxidants that have been linked to a reduced risk of numerous conditions, including cataracts, heart disease, and several cancers.
Broccoli is a fiber find. Not only is it a rich source, but half of its fiber is insoluble and half is soluble, helping to meet your needs for both types of fiber. But the story doesn’t end with broccoli’s rich array of nutrients. Broccoli provides a health bonus in the form of protective substances that may shield you from disease. Botanically, broccoli belongs to the cabbage family, collectively known as cruciferous vegetables.
To have a simple meal, what I did was to prepare Prawn and Broccoli in Oyster Sauce – saute it with garlic and onions with butter. I have add the prawns and stir fry it until it turns to orange.
I have removed the prawns after it was fried to make it more crispier. My kids love more the prawns if its done that way rather than too messy with those broth around. I added the broccoli, pour some oyster sauce, soy sauce and water. Have mixed it and let it simmer for 1 minute.
Easy to prepare, healthy and really good!