An up and coming star in the greens world, broccoli leaves could become the new kale. Tender, crunchy, and full of broccoli flavor. All our greens at Toppled Barn Farm are free from harmful chemicals. We aim to harvest them within 24 hours of delivery to ensure you get the maximum nutrition possible.
Store in refrigerator. Add raw leaves to smoothies and chopped in salads or as a wrap with favorite filling. Delicious cooked like other greens.
All produce is cleaned and raw for those who want to prepare their own salads. These are not ready-to-eat. We recommend rinsing your produce before eating.
- Excellent source of chromium, folate, vitamin C, and vitamin K.
- Very good source of choline, copper, fiber, manganese, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine).
- Good source of calcium, iron, magnesium, niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin B1 (thiamine), selenium, and zinc.
One of the more studied vegetables, broccoli has been shown to have numerous health benefits from phytonutrients to include anti-inflammatory, antioxidant benefits, improves cellular detoxification, lowers the risk of cancer of the prostate, colon, breast, bladder, and ovaries. Provides digestive support in the form of dietary fiber and glucosinolates. Provides cardiovascular support by lowering LDL-cholesterol levels. The B-complex vitamins of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin B12, and folate helps convert homocysteine (a common amino acid) into a harmless substance and reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.
In order to keep the nutritional benefits of broccoli intact, it is suggested that it be eaten raw or quick steamed for less than 5 minutes.