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What is the nutritional value of broccoli?

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According to Self Magazine's Nutrition Data, 91 grams, or 1 cup, of chopped broccoli contains 31 calories with 3 calories from fat. Broccoli is composed of 71 percent carbohydrates, 9 percent fats and 20 percent protein.

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Broccoli is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. It is, however, a good source of protein, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K. Of a person's recommended daily nutritional requirements, a 1 cup serving of broccoli provides 5 percent of protein, 9 percent of fiber, 11 percent of vitamin A, 135 percent of vitamin C and 116 percent of vitamin K. Broccoli's estimated glycemic load is 3.

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