* Broccoli is a part of the cabbage family.



 * Eating broccoli reduces the risk of coronary heart disease and death in post menopausal women.



* A compound found in broccoli appears to have more effect than modern antibiotics against the creation of peptic ulcer causing bacteria.



* Broccoli contains selenium, a mineral that has been found to have anti-cancer and anti-viral properties.



* Broccoli can help boost the immune system, build stronger bones and is useful during pregnancy  with 1 cup of brocolli  

 offering 94 mcg of folic acid. Folic acid deficiency is the most common vitamin deficiency in the world.