Chinese Broccoli may be eaten raw as well as in its cooked form. There are a number of methods of cooking Chinese broccoli. Chinese broccoli is very nutritious, low in calories and also quite tasteful. The calorie content and other micronutrients in Chinese broccoli may vary based on its method of preparation.
One cup of cooked Chinese broccoli contains only 19 calories out of which 5 calories are obtained from fat. The total fat content in an equal serving of broccoli prepared using the method is 0.6 gram consisting of 0.1 gram of saturated fat content and 0.3 gram of polyunsaturated fat content. The sodium and potassium content in it is 6 mg and 230 mg respectively. Carbohydrate content in one cup of cooked broccoli is 3.4 grams, dietary fiber content is 2.2 grams, sugar content is 0.7 grams and protein content is 1 gram.
One ounce of cooked broccoli contains 6.2 calories out of which 3.7 calories are obtained from carbohydrates, 1.7 calories are obtained from fats and 0.8 calories are obtained from proteins. An equal quantity of cooked broccoli contains 1.1 grams of total carbohydrate content, 0.3 grams of protein content and 0.2 gram of total; fat content. It also contains various essential vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, folate, choline, calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc.
Chinese broccoli cooked in garlic sauce is very delicious. However, its calorie content is quite high; one cup of Chinese Broccoli cooked with this sauce contains 150 calories.
Chinese broccoli is also cooked with various other nutritious food items such as eggs, chicken, different vegetables, etc in order to enhance its taste and increase its nutrition value. The number of calories in these Chinese broccoli preparations also goes up. One cup of Chinese broccoli with chicken contains as many as 280 calories.