Scientific Name: Brassica oleracea
Country of Origin: Mediterranean

Broccoli belongs to the cabbage family. It is an easy-to-grow crop that grows well in mild environments. Broccoli is a low-calorie food that is high in vitamins C and K. Broccoli was first introduced to the United States by Southern Italian immigrants, but did not become widely popular until the 1920s.

Broccoli, Cheddar, & Spinach Frittata