In the world of vegetables, there's a verdant hero we often overlook, overshadowed by the likes of kale, spinach, and avocados. It's time to give broccoli its moment in the limelight, and for good reason. This unassuming green gem, scientifically known as Brassica oleracea, not only packs a punch of flavor but is a powerhouse of health benefits too.
Broccoli, often dubbed 'trees of the garden,' originates from the eastern Mediterranean region and made its grand entrance in the Americas during the 17th century. Today, Mexico reigns as the fifth-largest global producer and second-largest exporter of broccoli, with Sonora standing proud as one of the top producers within the country. Mexican broccoli fans, on average, consume a respectable one kilogram per year. This cruciferous superstar has earned its place on dinner plates worldwide.