Reasons to hate broccoli?

What are the reasons to hate broccoli?

Another healthiest vegetable is Broccoli.  It contains Vitamin C, A and antioxidants that can prevent cancer.

Good dietary fiber it supplies to system and helps to reduce weight.

It is a superfood.  Still why people don’t like broccoli? Especially kids in majority does not like broccoli and it is villain vegetable for kids.

Reasons for disliking Broccoli:

  • Like other crucifer members, it also gives some bitterness when cooked
  • Strong odor and the odor lasts longer
  • It has glucosinolate compound -It contains Phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) which binds with the olfactory gene to give a bitter taste to taste buds. As per the studies on an average about 70% of population can taste something bitter with PTC. People who have two such genes are about 20% and they really hate broccoli. Scientists have shown that the gene hTAS2R38 makes these vegetables as bitter and horrible.

How to include broccoli in diet? If eating broccoli raw is difficult, try baking it with other vegetables. Steaming makes broccoli give more odor. So, avoid steam cooking broccoli. Instead, bake with some olive oil, salt, chilli powder, turmeric (if you want some spice).

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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: December 18, 2017

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