Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family whose large flowering head and stalk is eaten as a vegetable. Broccoli is a very popular microgreen. Broccoli microgreen has a milder broccoli taste. The slightly bitter taste is due to the presence of a compound called sulforaphane. This compound is actually good for your health. The word broccoli comes from the Italian plural of broccolo, which means "the flowering crest of a cabbage", and is the diminutive form of brocco, meaning "small nail" or "sprout".