We have made the Broccoli stem a staple in our program from the very start. If you are looking for cruciferous (stemmy and leafy) vegetable look no further than the Broccoli stem! Here is a look at culinary compatriot and friend Mike whipping up a few in the kitchen Saturday Morning.
Broccoli stems are as nutritious as the broccoli crown. One hundred grams of broccoli stems contains 28 calories, 2.98 grams of protein, 48 milligrams of calcium, .88 milligrams of iron, 25 milligrams of magnesium, 325 milligrams of potassium, 27 milligrams of sodium and 400 IU of vitamin A. One hundred grams of broccoli florets contains identical nutrition information, making broccoli stems just as healthy and vitamin-packed as the more visually appealing broccoli florets.