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Calories in Broccoli
Per Serving

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Caloric Values, Single Serving

One cup of broccoli that is in its raw state and in chopped form contains about 31 calories.

When it is cooked and drained, the caloric values increase to 54 kcals. This is because it requires more of the broccoli in order to equal one cup as it tends to shrink after being subjected to a heat source.

Health & Nutrition Notes for Broccoli

Broccoli is a member of the Vegetable Group and considered a super food. It is also an excellent source for dietary fiber - that one cup of raw vegetable contains over two grams.

It can be enjoyed in its raw state or cooked using a myriad of methods. The florets work very well for skewering for grilling purposes. It can also be chopped up fine and used as a filler in casseroles.

While its dietary fiber powers are impressive, so are its calcium and potassium content. One cup of raw contains almost 300 milligrams of potassium and 43 milligrams of calcium which assist in building strong bones.

Know what else works well in building stronger bones? Exercise - which also pairs swell with healthy weight loss plans.

Broccoli Nutrition Facts

Vitamins, Minerals


1 Cup Raw, Chopped

Energy Values kcal 31
Protein g 2.57
Total lipid (fat) g 0.34
Carbohydrate, by difference g 6.04
Fiber, total dietary g 2.4
Calcium, Ca mg 43
Iron, Fe mg 0.66
Magnesium, Mg mg 19
Phosphorus, P mg 60
Potassium, K mg 288
Sodium, Na mg 30
Zinc, Zn mg 0.37
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 81.2


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