Growing your protein

Growing your protein

One cup of chopped broccoli has 2.57 grams of protein. This means by eating that amount men get 5 percent of their recommended daily intake of 56 grams, while women get 6 percent of the 46 grams of protein they should consume daily. The best part about getting protein from broccoli is that you also get fibre and nutrients, but no fat and few calories. The same portion of broccoli only has 31 calories and 2.4 grams of fibre. The Institute of Medicine recommends that men get 38 grams fibre daily and women get 25 grams daily. One cup of broccoli also contains potassium, folate, 19 percent of the recommended intake of vitamin A and almost an entire day’s requirement of vitamin C.

 

When you have a vegetable garden, you don’t want to exclude a vegetable like broccoli (Brassica oleracea). Growing broccoli is not all that difficult. Let’s take a look at how to grow broccoli in your garden.

Direct seeding of broccoli plants is possible. This is especially so with a fall crop. For the first summer harvest, start your broccoli seeds in early spring. For a fall harvest, start your seeds in midsummer.

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