Benefits of Broccoli
Builds collagen, which forms body tissue and bone, and helps cuts and wounds heal. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and protects the body from damaging free radicals. Extensive boiling and microwaving of broccoli has been found to destroy heat sensitive vitamins like folate, anti oxidants like vitamin C, and some of its anti cancer phyto nutrients. However, few of other brief preparation methods such as mild steaming, and gentle braising have shown not to alter much of the composition of these compounds.