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Broccoli floret

Photomacrograph of a single floret of broccoli. Broccoli is an edible green vegetable in the plant genus Brassica which also includes cabbage, cauliflower and kale. Broccoli is a good source of vitamin C and folate (folic acid) and also contains vitamins A, K, and some B vitamins, calcium, fibre, beta-carotene and other antioxidants. Researchers are investigating whether eating cruciferous vegetab…