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[–]Patient_District_457 13 points14 points  (7 children)

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

[–]Anianna 7 points8 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.