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WA Grown Food Kit For Broccoli

Just as the color promotion of food for Healthier US School Challenge suggests, dark green food are packed with nutrients, and broccoli is no different. Broccoli florets that have a dark green, purple, bluish-green color are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C, even more so than broccoli that is lighter in color.  Being so nutrient rich, broccoli is sometimes referred to as the “crown jewel of nutrition”. It can also grow in a pretty hearty way, with over 30,000 broccoli plants growing on one acre. For more fun facts and nutrition information, check out the Nutrition Facts page, with information gathered from heartofwashington.com and fruitsandveggiesmatter.org.

 

Washington Harvest Broccoli Poster [FREE download]

WA Harvest Broccoli posterClick to view the full-size PDF. The poster is designed to be printed at either 11" x 17" or 2' x 3'.

Highlight Washington-grown broccoli served in your program with this beautiful poster! The poster provides nutrition facts under "THRIVE", agriculture information under "GROW", and tips for preparation, cooking, and fun facts, etc. under "TASTE". 

Special thanks to Oregon Department of Education and Oregon Department of Agriculture for sharing their poster files, from which many of the food facts were adapted, and to Riverview School District Food Services for helping us update and add new facts for Washington State.


School Recipes

  • Student Choice Broccoli and Pasta - HUSSC
  • Geeze Louise Broccoli Mac & Cheese - HUSSC
  • Kohlrabi Chicken Salad with Roasted Plum
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Child Care Recipes

For Child Care Recipes click here.

Nutrition Facts

Choose bunches with stalks that are very firm. Stalks that bend or seem rubbery are of poor quality.

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