The increased popularity of broccoli in the
home garden and at farmersí markets is simple to explain. It's nutritious,
delicious raw or cooked, freezes well, and is relatively easy to grow.
Originating in the Mediterranean countries of Italy and France, broccoli is
a member of the cabbage (or cole) family. Broccoli is probably the single
most recognized vegetable for nutritional value. It commands huge commercial
production acreage in this country and Mexico, and will remain a staple of
our diet for a long time to come.