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Broccoli florets
Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Kingdom Plantae
Division Information
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Information
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Information
Order Brassicales
Family Information
Family Brassicaceae
Genus Information
Genus Brassica
Species Information
Species B. oleracea
Binomial name Brassica oleracea
Population statistics

Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family, similar to cauliflower and classified as closely related to it. Because of its different components, broccoli provides a range of tastes and textures, from soft and flowery (the floret) to fibrous and crunchy (the stem and stalk).

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