Benefits of Broccoli
I always knew that broccoli was good for a person but I recently read even more interesting information about broccoli. Did you know that broccoli has more vitamin C than an orange and is one of the richest sources of vitamin A? Broccoli is also an excellent source of calcium and has a high amount of flavonoids (which helps reduce the risk of heart disease).
Broccoli is also full of folic acid which is a mood booster which helps people suffering from depression. What I did not know is that cooking food destroys 50 to 90% of the folic acid so the best way to get the most bang for your buck is to eat your broccoli raw.
The following recipe can be made with either raw or cooked broccoli. I like my broccoli lightly steamed but I think I’ll try it raw in the future and see how I like that. This recipe is also great for the summer since it is low-cook (and now possibly even no-cook).
Broccoli Pesto Salmon
1 can salmon
3 Tbsp pesto
1-2 cups broccoli
Cut up broccoli into bite sized pieces. Lightly steam if you want (5 to 7 minutes). Drain and rinse with cold water. Add salmon and pesto. Enjoy!