Broccoli – a super food provided by Rush 365 days a year

By 23rd January 2014Customers

Broccoli is being recognised as the newest super food, with research showing that eating this brassica can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and death in postmenopausal women, as well as being more effective than anti-biotics in treating peptic ulcers.

For a more in depth view of broccoli’s nutritional facts, please click here.

So what is the history of this healing cruciferous vegetable?

It was thought to have been developed in Cyprus, and is a very close relation to cauliflower, but unlike its white cousin, it can stand the heat and sunshine. Due to this ability to withstand warmer weather, broccoli started to grow in the coastal regions of Italy and France, and then after the Second World War it began to be grown in America.

There are a number of different varieties of broccoli, whose main difference is the length of stalk (small, medium and high) and length of growing period. A broccoli plant’s growing period can be: short (55-65 days), medium (65-75 days) and long (75-85 days).

The most popular varieties of broccoli are:

Calabrese- 60 days

Corvet F1- 60-75 days

Cruiser F1-60-70 days

SG1 F1-70-80 days

GEM -75-80 days

Rush Group has strong ties with broccoli producers around the world and so can offer a continuous supply day in day out – whatever time of year.

So if you are looking for a reliable supply of broccoli 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year then please contact Hajnalka Erdos today.

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