The word broccoli comes from the Italian broccolo, the diminuitive of brocco, meaning shoot, stalk. Broccoli is a cultivar of wild cabbage, remaining exactly the same species. Wild cabbage originated along the northern and western coasts of the Mediterranean, where it was apparently domesticated thousands of years ago. That domesticated cabbage was eventually bred into widely varying forms, including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, kohlrabi, and brussels sprouts, all of which remain the same species. It is also assumed that broccoli is related to the Dandelion plant. 
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- Broccoli - Wikipedia
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Broccoli Seed Extract
Broccoli Sprout Juice
Broccoli Sprout Powder
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- Both (Can be derived from Natural & Artificial Sources) & Possibly Unsafe
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