Broccoli is a nutrient power house.
However, to reap the most benefits of broccoli, you have to cook it just right.
When heated, broccoli unlocks the bioavailability of a key phytochemical nutrient, sulforaphane, which is also a potent cancer-fighter.
Although vitamin C is lost when heated, broccoli still contains carotenoids – another set of potent antioxidant molecules – and vitamins K, B6, B2; folic acid and potassium.
Steam broccoli, maintaining its firmness, add back the vitamin C with a sprinkle of lemon juice and boost the flavor power with a dash of crushed red pepper flakes. Enjoy as a side dish!