By Marge Perry
Updated February 22, 2011
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Considered one of the most nutritious vegetables around broccoli is packed with numerous vitamins and minerals to help fight cancer, build strong bones, and lower cholesterol. Superfood: Broccoli
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October through April are the peak months for fresh broccoli. You always want to look for firm stalks with tightly bunched heads. Don't choose broccoli that heads show signs of buds turning yellow; those little green trees are over the hill. For storing, you can keep fresh broccoli in the fridge (in a plastic bag) up to 4 days.

For recipe ideas and nutrition information, see Superfood: Broccoli.