1. Artichoke
  2. Asparagus
  3. Aubergine
  4. Avocado
  5. Beansprouts
  6. Beetroot
  7. Broad beans
  8. Broccoli
  9. Brussels sprouts
  10. Butternut squash
  11. Cabbage
  12. Carrots
  13. Cauliflower
  14. Celery
  15. Chard
  16. Chicory
  17. Chillies
  18. Climbing Beans
  19. Courgettes
  20. Cucumber
  21. Fennel
  22. Garlic
  23. Ginger
  24. Green beans
  25. Horseradish
  26. Jerusalem Artichoke
  27. Kale
  28. Leeks
  29. Lettuce
  30. Mushrooms
  31. Okra
  32. Onions
  33. Pak Choi
  34. Parsnips
  35. Peas
  36. Peppers
  37. Plantain
  38. Potatoes
  39. Radicchio
  40. Radishes
  41. Rhubarb
  42. Rocket
  43. Spinach
  44. Sugar Snap Peas
  45. Swede
  46. Sweet potatoes
  47. Sweetcorn
  48. Tomatoes
  49. Turnips
  50. Wasabi
  51. Watercress
  52. Yam
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How to cook Broccoli

Avoid overcooking broccoli – it’s best when it’s got a bit of bite. Break the broccoli head into individual florets and try it raw or lightly steamed, stir-fried, sautéed or roasted. It’s also delicious in salads, soups or served as a side dish. The stem, leaves and flowers are also edible. To prepare the stem, peel off the tough outer skin to reveal the juicy and crisp flesh within.

WATCH: How to prepare broccoli and cauliflower

READ: Broccoli soup


Broccoli is a vegetable of the Brassica plant family and is closely related to cauliflower, cabbage and kale. We eat the immature flower shoots of the plant, before the buds open.

The most common type of broccoli is Calabrese. Broccoli gets its name from the Italian word for ‘little branch’ or ‘little arms’, which describe its flower shoots. Recipes for this vegetable were collected by Roman writers more than 1000 years ago.

Broccoli is one tough vegetable and, along with Brussels sprouts and kale, comes into its own in winter when there’s not much else in season.

What are the health benefits?

Broccoli is a great source of vitamin C, which helps to keep our immune system working properly so we can fight illness and flu.