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  • Writer's pictureTamara Berry

Steamed Broccoli


1 head of broccoli



Wash the broccoli, then prepare it by trimming the florets from the stalk and cutting the florets into bite-size pieces. (You can also peel the stalk, trim away the tough end and slice it into bite-size pieces if you’d like.)

Next, fill the pot or skillet with about 1 inch of water and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat. When the water is boiling, place the broccoli florets in the pot and place the lid on the pot. Cook the broccoli until crisp-tender to your preference, about 5 minutes. (The exact time will depend on the size of the florets, so use the texture to determine doneness rather than the time.)

Drain the water from the broccoli. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Good to Know:

Broccoli improves bone health. Calcium and collagen work together to make strong bones. Over 99% of the body’s calcium is present in the bones and teeth. The body also needs vitamin C to produce collagen. Both are present in broccoli.


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