Broccoli is a super vegetable that was originally discovered in Turkey. Broccoli made its way to Italy and concurred the world from there, but only in the last century! But how to boil broccoli best? It’s a thing, because how long to boil broccoli before you lose the vitamins? We’ll tell you everything!
Is Broccoli Good For You?
Broccoli is SO healthy, you’ll think, why don’t I eat it every day? Broccoli contains up to 3x as much vitamin C as an orange. It also balances your intestinal flora, protects your heart cells and is full of good fiber.
In addition, broccoli can be a sustainable vegetable if you’re in Europe or the States, because you can buy locally produced broccoli year-round.
Nutrients of Broccoli (+Calories)
1 scoop of broccoli (50 grams) contains:
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How Long to Boil Broccoli?
The most important thing about boiling broccoli is that you don’t boil the vegetable too long! Otherwise, you lose all vitamins and that would be a shame.
How to Cut Broccoli
Before you start boiling the broccoli, you have to cut the broccoli. Cut the florets off the stump and cut the bottom of the florets a little, then they get better (and faster) cooked.
You can also eat the broccoli stump! We do recommend peeling the outer layer, because it stays quite hard after cooking. Cut the stump into small cubes so that they are cooked as quickly as the florets.
Eating Raw Broccoli
Raw broccoli contains the most nutrients, so it’s not a crazy idea to eat them raw! There is still the dust of raffinose in it, which some people get bloated and/or get gassy.
You can easily freeze broccoli, boiled or raw! This allows you to store the broccoli for up to 9 months. You can also buy frozen broccoli.
Learn more about the best way to freeze broccoli.
How to Boil Broccoli?
- 1 broccoli
- pinch of salt
- Cut the florets from the broccoli, peel the stump and cut into small pieces.
- Rinse the broccoli under cold water.
- Place the broccoli in a pan with a pinch of salt and pour in water until the broccoli is covered about ¾.
- Bring the water to the boil with a lid on the pan and let it boil for a maximum of 5 minutes.
- Prick the broccoli with a fork from 3 minutes to see if it is cooked. Finely chopped broccoli (or just the florets, without the stump) is of course cooked faster.
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