Most people correctly name broccoli and cabbage as cruciferous veggies. That’s great because these veggies are well known nutritional superstars. Check out this list of though because there are MANY, MANY ways to eat your cruciferous veggies folks!
LIKE I SAID, A NUTRITIONAL BARGAIN YOU CANT MISS!
Cruciferous veggies are nutritional powerhouse foods. They contain large amounts of bioavailable Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Manganese and Vitamin K. They also contain plenty of other micronutrients as well but in slightly smaller amounts. I cover these veggies at almost every cooking class because of this!
Cruciferous veggies also contain 25% of your daily protein needs in about 3 cups of food. Yep, that’s a great ratio! Adding a cup or two of these veggies to dinner or lunch is a great way to add extremely digestible protein to your diet.
Need more? These veggies also contain loads of fiber. You can easily consume between 25-50% of your daily fiber needs in roughly 100 calories worth of cruciferous veggies. That’s not much by the way, maybe a cup or so of Brussels sprouts or cauliflower.
The best news is that you can find these wonderfully beneficial veggies in your local grocery store. I always recommend buying organic produce because it will not have any pesticide residues and was likely grown in soil with higher nutrient value but because these vegetables are so hearty most are amongst the least sprayed veggies so conventional is ok too.
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