Broccoli Love it or Hate it ?


Do You Absolutely Hate Broccoli?
If your answer is yes, "it may well be because of your genes according to an article at Particular genes determine whether you can detect a bitter chemical (called PTC) in broccoli and other brassicas like cauliflower and brussels sprouts.

“On average, about 70% of us can taste something bitter in broccoli or PTC, but those with two copies of the bitter sensitivity gene are closer to 20%, and they are much more likely to hate it.”

U.S. President George H.W. Bush said in March 1990, “I do not like broccoli. And 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!” He banned it on Air Force One."
More to read here

h/t Steve Parker, M.D. here
Steve says "Most of us at the Parker Compound like broccoli. My wife usually sautés it in olive oil and seasons with garlic, other herbs, and salt."

Do You Absolutely Love Broccoli?
If your answer is yes, then you may like to try this recipe (it's a popular one I've featured before) Broccoli and Chickpea Frittata - see details here

This blog offers a wide variety of articles and recipe ideas, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health, it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan

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