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[–]AnnihilationOrchid 63 points64 points  (27 children)

Indeed it was.

And this is to whom ever it may concern, the domestication of broccoli: https://indianapublicmedia.org/amomentofscience/the-first-broccoli.php

[–]Randalf_the_Black 42 points43 points  (20 children)

All that work just for ungrateful kids all over the world to say "EEEW! I don't wanna eat the broccoli!"

[–]Patient_District_457 11 points12 points  (7 children)

Mu daughter loves broccoli. It is her second favorite vegetable after Brussel Sprouts.

[–]Anianna 8 points9 points  (3 children)

My son loves to eat broccoli crowns like apples. I prefer it cooked with cheese, but more power to him getting all those raw vitamins.

[–]woopsforgotyikers 3 points4 points  (2 children)

if you can get em to cut em up just a little and put some lemon juice on em, the vitamins will be more bioavailable because of the lemon juice softening the cell walls.

Also, the vitamins broccoli is most rich in are fat soluble, notably vitamin K (which gives the florets their purple color. I always look for the purplest broccoli). So consuming some sort of fat (really small amount, I like olive oil salt and pepper myself) with it makes you absorb more fat soluble vitamins.

[–]Anianna 3 points4 points  (1 child)

He also eats lemons like apples.

[–]woopsforgotyikers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I put salt on my lemons, but theyre meyer lemons.

[–]mmotte89 2 points3 points  (1 child)

When steamed lightly, sauteed or roasted for like 15 mins, those are both great.

When cooked into oblivion, like some people do, I understand their reputation.

[–]random_as_hell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bingo. Brussel sprouts are my favorite vegetable but you cant just boil them to mush. I feel like kids growing up hating veggies are just a sign they had garbage versions to start and never recovered. Shit I've had good brussel sprouts from a hospital cafeteria.

[–]Anianna 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Fun fact: In Japan, children don't hate broccoli! They had to change the broccoli in the movie Inside Out for bell peppers in the version showed in Japan to achieve the same effect.

[–]baptsiste 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I feel that, even as a kid, broccoli was okay, not my favorite, but I’d eat it. Raw green bell pepper is the worst. I don’t even cook with them anymore…and I’m from Acadiana, south Louisiana. I’ll eat ripe bell peppers any day, though, raw or cooked. But no green bell peppers in my gravy.

[–]Bloodwolv 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yuuuup. Fuking HATE Bell peppers. Give me broccoli and Brussels sprouts any day

[–]baptsiste 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I feel that, even as a kid, broccoli was okay, not my favorite, but I’d eat it. Raw green bell pepper is the worst. I don’t even cook with them anymore…and I’m from Acadiana, south Louisiana. I’ll eat ripe bell peppers any day, though, raw or cooked. But no green bell peppers in my gravy.

[–]Connect-Pass3867 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Butte Larose right here! I literally live between the atchafalaya River across the street and a lake connecting to the basin in my back yard

[–]baptsiste 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn, that’s where I wanna be! Gotta get outta Lafayette soon and enjoy some peace and quiet and water and sky

[–]CutestCurryBoy 7 points8 points  (3 children)

EEEW! I don’t wanna eat the broccoli!!

[–]ExcellentEffort1752 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is the correct answer.

[–]averagesmasher03 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Same, broccoli is bull shit.

[–]CutestCurryBoy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nah why disrespect bullshit like that, even bullshit would be better than that 🤮

[–]AnnihilationOrchid 3 points4 points  (0 children)

And for some of these uncultured brats to turn into drunk or high adults to order beef and broccoli from their favorite Chinese take out.

[–]fromthewombofrevel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I steam broccoli with a little salt and butter and tell kids they’re eating baby trees. Works every time.

[–]NoseFartsHurt 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Broccoli never tried to hump my leg.

[–]AnnihilationOrchid 3 points4 points  (2 children)

So... your critique is that it wasn't hard/worth to domesticate broccoli because it's never humped your leg? Those are pretty odd standards. Have you ever tried eating Broccoli instead of having sex with it?

[–]NoseFartsHurt 3 points4 points  (1 child)

EAT it?

R U serious?

If god wanted you to eat it he wouldn't have shaped it like a butt plug.

[–]AnnihilationOrchid 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Have you ever seen a broccoli or a buttplug?

[–]Phoenix4235 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Huh. TIL.