Indole 3-carbinol: component that can encourage good hormones and discourage bad ones to reduce the risk of hormone-related cancers such as Breast and prostate.
Sulforaphane:shown to increase levels of enzymes that block cancer
Beta carotene: converted to vitamin A by the body. Richest source of vitamin A in the produce section
High in vitamin C:once by ounce cooked Broccoli has more vitamin C than an orange.
Rich source of Calcium:as much as a glass of milk.
High in fibre: one medium spear has three times more fibre than a slice of wheat bran bread
Good source of Folic Acid:(folate) which is needed for the normal growth of tissue, this is especially important for pregnant women
High in carotenoids:which comes from the purplish colour in the florets and has long been speculated as reducing cancer.