• A vegetable originally from the Mediterranean and Asia Minor
  • The word comes from the Italian broccoli

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Broccoli is one of the internationally acclaimed superfoods for its nutritional values. This vitamin packed vegetable has properties that help combat cancer cells. According to recent research, it also helps slow aging.

Even though Mexico ranks fourth among world broccoli producers, it is not part of the everyday diet of most of the population. Experts recommend eating it at least once a week.

Nutricional Value: 

It provides vitamin A, which helps maintain healthy skin; vitamin K, which promotes blood coagulation; folic acid, which encourages new cell formation; vitamin C, which improves the body’s defenses. It also provides calcium, for strong, healthy bones.

Preparation: 

An essential ingredient in vegetable soup, it is also consumed in salads, stews, and casseroles. To retain most of its nutrients, it is best steamed.

Basic Facts: 
  • Broccoli is cultivated in temperate climate zones.
  • Mexico is the number one producer of broccoli in the Americas.
  • China ranks first among broccoli producers in the world.
  • Mexican broccoli is exported mainly to the United States and Canada.
  • Annual consumption per capita is 0.7 kg
Regions: 
The five states that produce the most broccoli in Mexico are:
1. Guanajuato
2. Michoacán
3. Jalisco
4. Puebla
5. Sonora
Season: 
Year round.
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Moderate Production

Abundant Production