Does Broccoli Have Vitamin C?
Broccoli DOES have vitamin C.
At 78.5 mg of vitamin C per one cup of raw broccoli, it contains more than 100% of the RDA for vitamin C. Though oranges may immediately come to mind when thinking of vitamin C, broccoli actually contains more when considering common serving size proportions.
Want to Know More about Broccoli?
Native to the eastern Mediterranean, broccoli was first cultivated in Italy during the times of Ancient Rome. It was first called calabrese after the Italian province Calibria, in which it was grown. It was later names broccoli after the Italian word ‘brocco' meaning branch or arm.
Broccoli was introduced in England in the early 1700's. Though it is supposed to have arrived in America during the colonial times, it did not become popular in the United States until 1925 when farmers in California began growing it commercially.
Today, California is still the largest commercial grower of broccoli in the United States. Salinas Valley from March through December while Yuma Valley in Arizona provides the remainder of the broccoli to the nation between November and March.