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Nutrients and % of Daily Value:
Vitamin C, 147-176%
Vitamin K, 125%
Folate, 23%
Vitamin B6, 20%
Manganese, 14-17%
Phosphorous, 14%
Vitamin B2, 13-16%
Fiber, 10-15%
Potassium, 10%
Calcium, 7%
Also: Glucosinolates and antioxidant phytochemicals
ORAC score = 2,016

BENEFITS: Broccoli's glucosinolates show promise in protecting against prostate, bladder, colon, pancreatic, gastric, breast and other hormone-related cancers. Gluosinolates activate the liver's Phase 11 enzymes, which continue to scavenge damaging free radicals long after the food is eaten.

Broccoli is also great for the bones: It's among the top calcium-containing vegetables, and it is high in vitamin K and folate....the upper intakes of which are linked to reduced risk of fracture.

And researchers have found that consumption of broccoli strengthens the blood-brain barrier....a protective network of capillaries that protects the brain from infection after a head injury.


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09/24/2011
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