Everyone knows that greens are good for you, but what are the benefits of a diet packed with leafy vegetables and what’s the best way to eat your greens?
Tenderstem® broccoli asked renowned nutritionist Juliette Kellow to highlight the main benefits gained by including the versatile brassica in your diet. From helping to maintain strong bones and great skin, to making good choices for your heart and immune system, Tenderstem® broccoli is a great ingredient to include as part of a healthy diet that’s full of flavour.
A favourite with foodies thanks to its sweet, distinctive flavour and a texture more akin to asparagus than traditional broccoli, Tenderstem® broccoli has its origins in Japan where it was developed using classical plant breeding techniques. The idea was to breed a more flavoursome brassica by crossing broccoli and Chinese kale, creating a sweet and tender stem brassica with a good texture.
But it’s not just delicious, Tenderstem® broccoli is also high in fibre, folate, and both vitamins A and C and it’s a source of potassium and manganese. So, what does that mean for your health? These nutrients are important in helping keep us fit and healthy, particularly as we age.
Some of the nutrients found in Tenderstem® broccoli can help ease some of the common symptoms of the menopause such as tiredness and fatigue, assist the healthy function of the immune system and contribute to maintaining healthy blood pressure – high blood pressure affects 37% of 55-64-year olds in the UK. Manganese and vitamin C help maintain normal bones and make collagen. Healthy bones are essential for lowering the risk of osteoporosis, a condition that affects more than 3 million people in the UK. Meanwhile, folate and vitamin C have been shown to contribute to normal psychological functioning, an important part of mental wellbeing.
Versatile and quick to cook Tenderstem® broccoli is an ideal choice if you’re looking for a vegetable that tastes good and helps you feel great.
About Tenderstem® broccoli
If you want a vegetable that’s sweet, packed with good things and cooks in moments, Tenderstem® broccoli is ideal. And, because it’s delicious from stem to tip, nothing needs to be discarded.
Tenderstem® broccoli has a mild, distinctive flavour and a texture more akin to asparagus than traditional broccoli and it’s deliciously succulent. As the name suggests, Tenderstem®broccoli is tender from floret to stem so you can eat the whole vegetable, unlike ordinary broccoli, which tends to have a thicker, and sometimes woody, stem.
Tenderstem® broccoli is the all-natural fast food that leaves you feeling amazing; it’s the tasty way to eat your greens. High in fibre, folate, and both vitamins A and C, add it to your favourite dish for a delicious, healthy boost. A source of potassium, Tenderstem® broccoli also helps maintain normal blood pressure. All of which means Tenderstem® broccoli is a seriously tasty way to look after yourself.
Tenderstem® broccoli has its origins in Japan where it was developed using classical plant breeding techniques. The idea was to breed a more flavoursome brassica by crossing broccoli and Chinese kale, creating a sweet and tender stem brassica with a good texture.