Though not very tasteful raw Broccoli contains a good nutritional value and this is the reason why most nutritionists recommend it. The calorie content, fat content, carbohydrates, proteins and information about other micronutrients in different serving sizes of raw broccoli is mentioned below in detail.
One cup of raw broccoli contains a total of 24.6 calories. Out of these 24.6 calories 50% calories come from proteins, 37% calories come from carbohydrates and the remaining 13% come from fat. The total fat content in an equal serving of raw broccoli is 0.31 gram consisting of 0.048 gram of saturated fat content, 0.15 gram of polyunsaturated fat and 0.021 gram of monounsaturated fat content. The total sodium content in it is 23.8 mg, potassium content in it is 286 mg, carbohydrate content in it is 4.6 grams, dietary fiber content and protein content in it is 2.6 grams each. It is also a rich source of vitamin C.
One cup of chopped raw broccoli weighing around 88 grams contains a total of 30 calories of which only 10% of the calories are obtained from fat. The total fat content in an equal serving of raw broccoli is 0.3 gram, sodium content in it is 29 mg, carbohydrate content in it is 5.8 grams and dietary fiber content in it is 2.3 grams.
One ounce of raw broccoli contains 10 calories, one spear of raw broccoli which is around 5 inches in length contains 11 calories and one stalk of raw broccoli weighing around 5 ounces contains a total of 50 calories.
Raw broccoli is consumed because of its low saturated fat content and high dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and vitamin A content. It also contains a good amount of calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, thiamin and certain other essential minerals. However those suffering from diabetic condition must avoid it as it contains high sugar content.