Broccoli is quite an interesting vegetable. This popular green plant is actually a member of the cabbage family. The word “Broccoli” is derived from the Italian word “broccolo”, which refers to the flowering top of a cabbage. The Broccoli traces its origins back to Italy. Immigrants from south Italy introduced this vegetable to the United States, where it achieved its fame in the 1920’s.
Did you know?
- Thomas Jefferson was a huge fan of Broccoli. He actually imported seeds from Italy and cultivated them at his famous plantation, Monticello. There are records that indicate that he was planting this vegetable as far back as 1767- decades before the rest of the country!
We can source Broccoli in the following formats:
- Juice Concentrates
- NFC Juices