Benefits And Nutritional Value Of Consuming Broccoli Rabe

Jun, 2022 - By SMI

Benefits And Nutritional Value Of Consuming Broccoli Rabe

Broccoli rabe is one of the fresh green leafy veggie that is recommended to consume owing to its immense nutrients

Broccoli is the common cruciferous vegetable that many have heard about however, broccoli and broccoli rabe are slightly different from each other. Broccoli rabe is also called with basic names such as broccoli rapini, spring raab, ruvo kale or broccoletti. Broccoli rabe generally belongs to the brassica category that also indulges with cabbage, kale and arugula. These vegetables are considered to be the powerhouse among vegetables and also have numerous health benefits as they have the properties of anti-oxidants and cancer fighting properties and they are helpful in reducing the threat towards several chronic diseases. Similar to other cruciferous vegetables this broccoli rabe too has a slightly bitter taste and is surrounded by several kale leaves. Broccoli rabe is totally filled with several nutrients and has proteins, calories, carbs, iron , calcium , zinc, vitamin A, fat, fiber and folate along with vitamin C.

Broccoli rabe is mainly comprised vitamin A, C and folate which have many uses in the body that support the immune system and also saves one from abnormalities in birth. Broccoli rabe is a rich source of magnesium and is helpful for production of energy in the body and also has a good quantity of potassium that controls and maintains the blood pressure. It is packed with rich fiber and agro based protein. Broccoli rabe has components such as glucosinolates. The property of glucosinolates have positive impact on the health and reduces the threat of cardiovascular diseases, mellitus and other chronic diseases. It fights against the anti-malignancy properties. Anti-oxidants in this vegetable aids to fight against oxidative stress. Glucosinolates present in broccoli rabe breakdown and form other compounds known as sulforaphane and isothiocyanate. It improves the cardiac health and regulates the blood pressure.

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