What are the Nutritional Facts and Calories in Broccoli? Find Out!

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Your mom told you to eat your broccoli, you know it’s good for you, and you even may know about some of the many health benefits of this cabbage-related veggie (detoxification, anti-inflammatory benefits, and the incredible amounts of fiber, to name a few). Broccoli is also considered an alkaline food due partly to the alkalizing minerals it contains. Yet how do the broccoli nutrition facts break down?

The following is based on one serving of raw broccoli, which is about one cup chopped up.

  • Calories: 30
  • Carbohydrates: 6 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Sugar: 2 grams
  • Protein: 3 grams

When it comes to vitamins and alkalizing minerals, this is where broccoli really shines. It contains 135% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C and 115% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin K. It’s also rich in folate (14%), vitamin A (11%), fiber (9%) and manganese (9%). Broccoli also contains B6, B2, B5, B1 and B3, potassium, choline, iron, vitamin E, and even some calcium. When it comes to the produce section, you can’t do much better than this delicious, healthy green vegetable!