Purple broccoli nutrition
Diets that are rich in fruits and vegetables are known to lower the risk of chronic disease. Green broccoli and purple broccoli contain many nutrients that can prevent and manage chronic diseases.
Purple broccoli is an excellent source of
- vitamin C
- vitamins K
- vitamin A.
- B-complex vitamins
Purple broccoli is a source of a moderate amount of dietary fiber, potassium, protein, calcium, copper, magnesium, and selenium, and contains trace amounts of zinc and sodium.
Purple broccoli and green broccoli have a similar taste. If you like broccoli, cook or prepare purple broccoli the same way. It is a great way to reintroduce a fun new vegetable.
Antioxidants in broccoli
Both green and purple broccolis contain high levels antioxidants which help fight off chronic disease. These are some examples of the antioxidants in both broccolis.
Phytonutrients and flavonoids like lutein and zeaxanthin, which provide beneficial antioxidants.
Sulforaphane- thought to help prevent cancer and which may provide resistance against heart disease, osteoporosis and diabetes.
(1) Antioxidant properties of green broccoli and purple-sprouting broccoli under different cooking conditions. Yvette Porter