Healthiest food in the entire world
Today’s hot topic at OiB is Broccoli. Broccoli is another advantageous gift of nature!! It not indigenous to India rather it can be traced from Italy. The exotic and healthy veggie of Broccoli is worth consuming and can be adapted to various forms of cooking and cuisines.
Health Benefits of Broccoli:
Broccoli is one of the stunning natural skin care elements. It contains a high concentration of Vitamin C. Carrots and broccoli are kind of in the same boat! It is heavily loaded with Beta carotene, a very effective anti-oxidant which destroys free radical of our body.
You must know that Potassium in Broccoli helps in reducing the blood pressure of your body. The calcium present in the vegetable is very good for the patients of osteoporosis, as it helps in building strong bones! Great News Right?
It is said that the darker in color, more nutrients it contains. Slight purple Broccoli has a lot of carotenoids in it. It is also very effective source of folic acid. It helps in reducing cholesterol because it is rich in fiber. The nutrients and minerals present in Broccoli aids in controlling many diseases such as diabetes, various forms of cancer, and heart related diseases.
Prudent uses of Broccoli:
You can use Broccoli in the making of mouth-watering soups like cheese and cream of Broccoli. Try steaming the Broccoli to attain more healthy benefits. Microwave it for a few seconds at high power and enjoy with a dash of pepper and salt. You can also include Broccoli in your salads! Such a delicious idea right?
You can also make your rice dishes more peppy and nutritious by adding Broccoli flowers. Try making Cole slaw with Broccoli and Mayonnaise you will love it for sure. Broccoli Manchurian is one of the best dishes that you can make with broccoli.
Recipe- Quick Broccoli Stir Fry
I am sharing a quick recipe with you, which has only Broccoli as the main ingredient and will surely be a treat for all the vegetarians :
- Broccoli flowers as desired
- White pepper powder 1 tsp
- Salt as desired
- Butter or Oil 2tsp
- Clean the Broccoli flower and cut into bite size pieces. Include the stalk of the Broccoli.
- Heat the oil and add all the Broccoli flowers in it. Sprinkle the white pepper powder and salt on it.
- Cook for like 2 minutes only on high heat while stirring it constantly. Take it off once ready and serve yummy hot Broccoli Stir Fry.
Note: Never over cook your veggies to avoid lumps. It devoid many nutrients from the vegetables. Broccoli Stir Fry makes a good snack when you are dieting.
Are you already thinking about making it for dinner? Did you like my easy peasy recipe? 🙂