Broccoli has its origins in Italy, and has been eaten there since the time of the ancient Romans in the 6th Century BC.
The most common variety of broccoli is Calabrese broccoli, named after its place of origin, Calabria, Italy.
These vegetable was brought to America by Thomas Jefferson. He imported broccoli seeds from Italy and planted them in his own garden in 1767.
Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family, and is a vegetable. It's name is derived from the Italian word broccolo, meaning the flowering top of a cabbage.
The broccoli florets are buds ready to bloom, and when left unharvested, broccoli will burst into a bunch of yellow flowers.
Broccoli is high in Vitamin C, and one cup of raw chopped broccoli will give you your entire daily needed intake of Vitamin C. These vegetable is also high in Vitamin A.
California produces 90% of the total broccoli production in the United States.
Broccoli is high in fiber. Not only in soluble fiber but insoluble as well.