Broccoli is a vegetable of simple cultivation of the brassicaceae or cruciferous family. It is a plant that does not ask for much from the soil and with a good ability to withstand the cold, which allows broccoli to stay in the autumn garden, with summer sowing.
In Italy there are several varieties of broccoli, often called cabbage-broccoli for the belonging of the same name to the category, which differentiates them by the color and the diversity of the twigs. Many of the known varieties are purely local.
While cauliflower is a plant that has white inflorescences, broccoli maintains the green color in the flowers and a more pronounced flavor.
In addition to its load of vitamins A, B, C, E, K, iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium, broccoli is a powerful antioxidant.