Broccoli

Broccoli

Scientific name: Brassica oleraracea L. var. italica

English name: Sprouting broccoli

Taxonomic Position (according to Cronquist, 1981)

Kingdom        : Plantae

Division          : Magnoliophyta

Class               : Magnoliopsida

Subclass          : Dilleniidae

Order              : Capparales

Family            : Brassicaceae

Genus             : Brassica

Species            : oleracea L. var. italica

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Stem of brocole

Figure Stem Anatomy of Broccole

Economic Importance

 It is a delicious vegetable which is more nutritious than other vegetables. Broccoli has antioxidant which can prevent the cancer.

 

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