This thinner version of traditional broccoli is a heart-healthy favorite among southern Mediterranean Italians. The Mediterranean Diet has been associated with increased longevity and low rate of heart disease and cancer. With a cup of chopped broccoli rabe containing a mere 25 calories and a whopping 130 percent of the daily value for vitamin C, its no wonder its a routine veggie choice among Mediterranean lovers.Tip:
Try this quinoa with broccoli rabe
side dish that combines sautéed broccoli rabe with quinoa, an easy-to-make grain. After one forkful of this high-fiber side dish, you will think youre in Sicily — even on St. Pattys Day. Bonus tip:
Whole wheat couscous can be substituted for quinoa.