Broccoli is a cabbage family vegetable grown for its nutritious flower heads. Its green or purple florets have been known for several noteworthy, unique phyto-
Botanically, the vegetable is a member of large cruciferous (Brassica) family of vegetables, which also includecauliflower, brussel sprouts, cabbage, arugula, etc.
Scientific name: Brassica oleracea var. italica.