RFF#23 – During his presidency, George Bush Senior refused to eat broccoli

Supposedly he even banned it from Air Force One, stating:

“I do not like broccoli. I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it, and I’m president of the United States, and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.”

I learned about this fact from: http://www.nytimes.com/1990/03/23/us/i-m-president-so-no-more-broccoli.html and http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2010/08/michelle-obama-beets-george-bush-broccoli.html


RFF#14 – Broccoli florets contain 7.7 times more antioxidants compared to the stem

For once, the better tasting part is actually better for you! But don’t forget, the stems have a lot of fiber, so they’re still worth eating.

—I learned about this fact from: Sissi Wachtel-Galor, Ka Wing Wong, Iris F.F. Benzie, The effect of cooking on Brassica vegetables, Food Chemistry, Volume 110, Issue 3, 1 October 2008, Pages 706-710.