Broccoli has a reputation as a superfood. It is low in calories but contains a wealth of nutrients and antioxidants that support many aspects of human health. Soup is always a good option and when you have a healthy veggie such as broccoli.
- 500 gms chopped broccoli (stems and florets)
- 4 medium onions, chopped/or Two cups of finely cut onion
- 12 cloves garlic
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup blanched Almond
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 tsp Freshly ground pepper to taste
Wash the Broccoli well; cut Broccoli into small pieces. Keep aside.
Peel and cut the onions into fine pieces. Keep aside.
Puree Blanched almonds and keep aside
In a pressure cooker take cut Broccoli, garlic pods, chopped onions, and water. Close the lid and place cooker on the stove. After the pressure is formed reduce heat, cook for five minutes. Switch off the stove let the cooked mixture cool to room temperature. Puree and keep aside.
Take the pureed Almond, Broccoli mixture in a pan, bring it to boil, stirring continuously. Simmer gently for two minutes. Slowly add the hot milk to the mixture.
Add salt, pepper powder, mix and switch off the heat.
Serve the soup hot.
Broccoli dates to the Roman Empire, where it grew in the Mediterranean region. U.S. farmers didn’t start to grow it until the 1920s. Today, if you’re like the average American, you eat nearly 6 pounds of the stuff each year.
Vitamins and minerals: Broccoli contains a variety of vitamins and minerals, including (8Trusted Source, 9Trusted Source, 10Trusted Source, 11Trusted Source, 12Trusted Source, 13Trusted Source):
Vitamin C. An antioxidant, this vitamin is important for immune function and skin health. A 1/2-cup (45-gram) serving of raw broccoli provides almost 70% of the DV.
Vitamin K1. Broccoli contains high amounts of vitamin K1, which is important for blood clotting and may promote bone health.
Folate (vitamin B9). Particularly important for pregnant women, folate is needed for normal tissue growth and cell function.
Potassium. An essential mineral, potassium is beneficial for blood pressure control and heart disease prevention.
Manganese. This trace element is found in high amounts in whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables.
Iron. An essential mineral, iron has many important functions in your body, such as the transport of oxygen in red blood cells.
Broccoli also contains numerous other vitamins and minerals in smaller amounts. In fact, it provides a little bit of almost every nutrient you need.
Broccoli is high in many vitamins and minerals, including folate, potassium, manganese, iron, and vitamins C and K1.
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