Does your child detest broccoli? Of course, he or she has good reason to do so! Though loaded with vitamins and minerals, this is one vegetable that is not very palatable, unless cooked in the right way. In many countries, this veggie is still an exotic variety, expensive and not tried by many. Broccoli is an edible green plant from the cabbage family. The flowering head is used as the vegetable. It is one of the most nutritional vegetables around.