No wonder our mums were so keen for us to tuck into broccoli when we were little. Packed with Vitamins A, C, and K as well as folate it’s up there with the super veg. Vitamin A is crucial for growth and development and important to keep the immune system and cells healthy. Vitamin C helps wounds heal and plays an important role in the growth and development of tissues and in making sure the immune system is working well. Vitamin K is also important for wound healing and for healthy bones. Folate works together with Vitamin B12 to help make red blood cells and makes sure our nervous system is working as it should be. 



When to give to your baby 

Broccoli can be introduced to a baby’s diet from quite early on. We recommend to start weaning at around 6 months, however every baby is different so follow your instinct or consult your health visitor if you are not sure. If you find broccoli gives your little one gas, don’t be put off. Try leaving it for a few weeks before introducing it again as it can take a little while for your little ones digestive system to manage with digesting some fruit and vegetables, and like we said, every baby is different. It's worth persisting with as it's very important to introduce your little one to new flavours and not to only focus on the sweeter vegetables.