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Broccoli

What is Broccoli?

Broccoli is a plant that belongs to the Cabbage family. [1]
History
The word broccoli comes from the Italian broccolo, the diminuitive of brocco, meaning shoot, stalk. Broccoli is a cultivar of wild cabbage, remaining exactly the same species. Wild cabbage originated along the northern and western coasts of the Mediterranean, where it was apparently domesticated thousands of years ago. That domesticated cabbage was eventually bred into widely varying forms, including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, kohlrabi, and brussels sprouts, all of which remain the same species. It is also assumed that broccoli is related to the Dandelion plant. [1]
Source(s) Derived From
Plant Sources
Plant

Natural or Artificial?
Natural
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Aliases
This ingredient is tagged with the following aliases:

Broccoli Extract
Broccoli Juice
Broccoli Powder
Broccoli Seed
Broccoli Seed Extract
Broccoli Seeds
Broccoli Sprout Juice
Broccoli Sprout Powder
Broccoli Sprouts
Dehydrated Broccoli
Dried Broccoli

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