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Broccoli Florets

Department of Defense fact sheet containing nutritional information for broccoli florets.

Product Description

Fresh-cut broccoli florets should be tight, firm, turgid, and dark green without blooming buds. There should be no sulfur odor or discoloration along the stems and cut ends.

Peak Growing Season

Broccoli is available throughout the year. Their peak season is from March to November.

Uses

Broccoli florets can be used in salad bars, added to stir-fries, or steamed.

Preparation

Broccoli florets are ready to serve.

Storage

Broccoli florets should be stored between 32–35 degrees Fahrenheit with a relative humidity of 90–95 percent. Keep opened bags tightly closed to preserve freshness.

Best If Used By

Broccoli florets can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 14 days.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup of raw broccoli florets provides:

Calories 10
Protein 1.06 g
Carbohydrate 1.86 g
Fat 0.12 g
Saturated Fat 0.019 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Iron 0.31 mg
Vitamin C 33.1 mg
Vitamin A 53 RAE
Calcium 17 mg
Sodium 10 mg
Dietary Fiber 1.0 g

Source of Information

Produce Marketing Association [http://www.pma.com/] External link opens in new window or tab.
Produce Oasis [http://www.produceoasis.com] External link opens in new window or tab.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Nutrition Data Laboratory [http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=12-35-45-00] External link opens in new window or tab.
Dole [http://www.dole.com/] External link opens in new window or tab.

Questions: Amy Bell | abell@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-5051 
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