Broccoli with Garlic Butter

A compound found in broccoli and broccoli sprouts appears to be more effective than modern antibiotics against the bacteria which causes peptic ulcers. Moreover, tests in mice show that the compound offers tremendous protection against stomach cancer. Stomach cancer is the second most common form of cancer in the world.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds broccoli (fresh and chopped)
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/3   cup cashews (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper (grounded)

Directions:

Boil the broccoli for 5 minutes, making sure it remains crisp not tender. Melt butter in frying pan. Put all the ingredients into the frying pan except the cashews. Toss garlic, butter, soy sauce, garlic, vinegar and sugar. Allow to simmer for 2 minutes. Fry broccoli in butter for 2 minutes and mix all the cooked ingredients together. Top with cashews.

Suggestions:
Serve with steamed rice.
Preparation time: 20 minutes.
Cooking time: 15 minutes.
This portion serves 3.

Nutrition Facts
Calories 98
Calories from Fat 10
Total Fat 1.1g 2%
Saturated fat 0.2g 2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 20.1g 7%
Dietary Fiber 9.2g 37%
Sugars 3.9g
Protein 6.7g
Vitamin A 87%
Calcium 11%
Vitamin C 303%
Iron 10%

Source:
Recipes by Indo base
http:// Calorie count.about.com/foods

References
(1) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences May 2002:28; 99(11):7610-7615
(2) Washington Post May 28, 2002; Page A04
(3) American Journal of Epidemiology May 15, 1999; 149:943-949
(4) The Lancet August 26th 2000; 356:724-729

By Tawana Harris

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