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Chinese Broccoli (Chinese Kale, Kailan)

By biyuan |07 25, 2014 7:12 in Info

Chinese Broccoli, also called Chinese Kale, belongs to cruciferous brassicas, is an annual or biennial herbs, the flower bolt for food, seedlings and leaves are also edible, produced in the late fall until spring. Native to South China, a long history of cultivation. The bolt of Chinese broccoli is tender, fresh crisp, sweet, delicious flavor, per 100 grams of fresh Chinese broccoli contain water 92-93 grams and Vitamin C 51.3mg to 68.8mg, there are also a considerable number of mineral substance. It is a kind of nutrient rich vegetable in Brassica vegetables, can be fried, soup, or as as a side dish.

The petiole of Chinese broccoli is longer, leaves showing long inverted egg-shaped, dark green color, stems and leaves have more white powder. So the mouth feel of Chinese broccoli is not as soft as Chinese flowering Cabbage, but very crisp, have a distinctive flavour. Chinese broccoli has become a very popular dish on the feast.

The nutritional value of Chinese broccoli
1.Chinese broccoli contains a wealth of vitamins A, C, Calcium, protein, fat and plant sugars.

2.Chinese broccoli also contains large amounts of dietary fiber.

3.Chinese broccoli contains another unique bitter components that is quinine, can inhibit the over-excitement of the thermotaxic center, plays a role of relieving summer heat and relieving fever.

4.Chinese broccoli contains an organic base, which makes it with a bitter taste, can stimulate the taste nerves, increase appetite.

The therapeutic value of Chinese broccoli

Prevention of autumn-dryness disease
In the autumn, more prone to issues such as vision loss, dry eyes, respiratory infections. So, to eat more chinese broccoli can well prevent autumn-dryness disease and cold in the fall.

Promoting gastrointestinal peristalsis
Chinese broccoli containing organic base, which makes it somewhat bitter, can stimulate the taste nerves of human body so as to increase appetite, and can also speed up gastrointestinal peristalsis, helping digestion. Chinese broccoli is also rich in dietary fiber, which helps prevent constipation.

Anti-cancer
Chinese broccoli is rich in glucosinolates, its degradation products called sulforaphane, is the vegetables found so far the most powerful anti-cancer compounds.

Prevention of heart disease
Regular consumption can lower cholesterol, soften blood vessels, prevent heart disease.

The precautions of eating Chinese broccoli
Impotence patients not to eat.

The premise to eat Chinese broccoli is moderation, quantity should not be too much, also should not be too frequent. Long-term eating food Chinese broccoli, will inhibit the secretion of sex hormones.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient
Broccoli, chinese, cooked
UnitValue
per 100.0g
Proximates
Waterg93.54
Energykcal22
Proteing1.14
Total lipid (fat)g0.72
Carbohydrate, by differenceg3.81
Fiber, total dietaryg2.5
Sugars, totalg0.84
Minerals
Calcium, Camg100
Iron, Femg0.56
Magnesium, Mgmg18
Phosphorus, Pmg41
Potassium, Kmg261
Sodium, Namg7
Zinc, Znmg0.39
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acidmg28.2
Thiaminmg0.095
Riboflavinmg0.146
Niacinmg0.437
Vitamin B-6mg0.070
Folate, DFEµg99
Vitamin B-12µg0.00
Vitamin A, RAEµg82
Vitamin A, IUIU1638
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)mg0.48
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)µg0.0
Vitamin DIU0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)µg84.8
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturatedg0.110
Fatty acids, total monounsaturatedg0.050
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturatedg0.330
Cholesterolmg0
Other
Caffeinemg0

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