Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family whose large flowering head is eaten as a vegetable. The word broccoli comes from the Italian plural of broccolo, which means "the flowering crest of a cabbage", and is the diminutive form of brocco, meaning "small nail" or "sprout". Broccoli belongs to the mustard family and tastes like the cabbage. The edible portion of broccoli is the green colored flower head and the stalks. There are many variants of broccoli found in the market and cultivated by farmers. It is very popular in salads and soups. These days, the broccoli has become a very healthy option for people. Broccoli is usually grown in places with cooler climates. The different varieties of broccoli have made it easier for farmers to grow the vegetable in varied areas and climatic conditions. Our Broccoli is sourced from growers in China, Egypt, Italy and Poland.
Although its cultivation is not very large, we can supply a decent quantity on a regular basis if advance booking is done. Prices are indicative and subject to change depending upon the produce season.
Broccoli : Vegetable with long juicy stem topped with tiny florets, part of Cabbage family. Benefits : Good source of dietary fiber, Pantothenic acid, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), B1, B6, E, Manganese, Phosphorus, Choline, Potassium and Copper. Broccoli is also a good source of Magnesium, Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, Zinc, Calcium, Iron, Niacin and Selenium. Primary uses : Soups, salads, stir-fried dishes
Different presentation in broccoli will include bunches (14 and 18), crowns, china cut crown and florets. Packed in our harvesting machines in the fields will be transported to the packing shed to cool it in the vacuum cooler or iced in the ice injector depending how our customers prefer it. Quality Good quality broccoli shuld have dark or bright green closed florets. The head should be compact, with a cleanly cut stalk of the required length. There should be no yellow florets and there should be no discoloration on the stem bracs. Temperature Low temperature is extremely important to achieve adequate shelf life in broccoli. A temperature of 0 is required to optimize broccoli storage life (21 - 28 days). Heads storage at 5 can have a storage life of 14 days; storage life at 10 is about 5 days.
Quality : A Grade Packing : Plastic Bag, Polythene or Carton Box Packing Size : 5 kg, 10 Kg, 15Kg, 25Kg Health Benefits: It is a very good source of dietary fiber, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin E, manganese, phosphorus, choline, vitamin B1, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), potassium and copper. Broccoli is also a good source of vitamin B1, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, zinc, calcium, iron, niacin and selenium.
Broccoli is known to be a hearty and tasty vegetable which is rich in dozens of nutrients. It is said to pack the most nutritional punch of any vegetable. When we think about green vegetables to include in our diet, broccoli is one of the foremost veggies to come to our mind. Here are some of the benefits of broccoli:- 1. Cancer prevention: 2. Cholesterol reduction: 3. Reducing allergic reaction and inflammation: 4. Powerful antioxidant:
Varieties: Broccoli Steam: 2-inch A relative humidity: of 95% Shelf life: 10 days. Color: Green. HS Code: 070490 Store: at 32 °F with a relative humidity of 95%. Under these conditions, broccoli is acceptable for up to 2 Weeks. Broccoli stored at refrigeration temperatures between 39 to 41 Â°F will have approximate shelf life of 5 days. Do not store broccoli in dry storage Packing available: 7 Kg net weight, 10 Kg gross weight Number of pallet: 20 pallets Container capacity 40 Ft reefers: 10 ton
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