2. Broccoli hail from their own genus
Okay, this one isn’t as severely inaccurate nor malicious as the last one, but I thought it was worth debunking anyway. It’s a common misconception that broccoli is a member of its own family. Some refer to the family as brocculus or broccolius.
That said, it is actually a member of the cabbage family since it’s a cruciferous vegetable. The name broccoli comes from the Italian word broccolo. The word broccolo roughly translates to the “cabbage flower top” in English. So again, with regards to the previous myth, broccoli is a cabbage relative, not trees shrunken by Nazis. It’s worth noting that while the two vegetables are related, the water content in cabbage is far higher than that of broccoli.
I’ve often found that mixing the two members of the family together in a salad then adding some ranch dressing — or olive oil if you’re n a diet — makes for a delicious treat. Sure, it’s vegetable incest, but the cruciferous culture is different than ours.