Broccoli has its roots in ancient times, although it wasn’t cultivated for home use until around the 1600’s.
The broccoli we know and love today started its commercial journey about a century ago.
Although it’s best to eat broccoli before the heads start to flower, if you have an abundance of broccoli in the garden, leave a few to grow on – the flowers are edible too!
Broccoli has a reputation of being a super-food and contains many healthy vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Purple sprouting broccoli has more antioxidants than regular green broccoli but there are plenty of healthy reasons to eat both.
Try it out at home!
How to Grow Broccoli