The new superfood in town, broccoli looks like a stunted tree belonging to the cabbage family. A cruciferous vegetable, the word broccoli is derived from the Italian word broccolo. A plural of broccoli, it implies “the flowering crest of a cabbage” and is entirely edible – head and stalk. There are three common types of broccoli. The most familiar is known as Calabrese broccoli, the broccoli we know of.
Green broccoli having firm and dense flowerets is in demand in India. The varieties are KTS-I, Pushpa, Solan Green, PalamVichitra, and Aishwarya.