Broccoli originates from the Mediterranean region, and its name comes from the Italian word 'brocco', which translates as ‘a twig’ or ‘a sprout’. It was grown in ancient times, but it didn’t spread throughout Europe until the 16th century, and Italian immigrants brought it to the United States.
Broccoli is an extremely rich source of nutrients, particularly potassium, folic acid, iron, beta-carotene and sulfur compounds, which makes it a vitamin and mineral bomb.
Instant freezing retains all the properties of fresh broccoli.