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In this Lesson you will Learn

  1. When is broccoli in season?
  2. How to select and store broccoli

Broccoli belongs to the same species as Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower. Like these other cruciferous vegetables, broccoli is high in fiber. It is also a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, magnesium, and potassium.1

Broccoli can be grown just about everywhere and is available year round, but the best time to buy it is between October and April.2 Choose broccoli that is firm and does not have any yellow spots. Store your broccoli, unwashed, in your refrigerator's crisper and use within 3-5 days.3

Nutrition DNA

The nutrition DNA of broccoli. For example, you can see that 100g broccoli covers 109% of your daily need of Vitamin C and 97% of the recommended Vitamin K intake. Hover over the bars to see which nutrient is covered.


  1. WebMD - Super Veggies Cruciferous Vegetables
  2. Cooking Light - When is broccoli in season?
  3. Real Simple - How to select, store, cook fall's best produce


  1. Broccoli is in season October-April.
  2. Selecting and storing: choose firm broccoli without yellow spots and store in the crisper
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