Broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica Plenck) is one of the most expensive vegetable in the Philippines. It can be boiled, steamed, stir fried, or sauteed with other vegetables. It is fairly high in vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin. Broccoli is being cultivated in about 207 ha, mainly in Benguet (157 hs) and Bukidnon (50 ha) (Bureau of Agricultural Statistics 2005).
Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea L. var. botrytis L.) is another popular crucifer grown mainly in cooler areas. It is steamed, stir fried, or pickled. Cauliflower is grown in 1,017 ha, mainly in Ilocos Sur (450 ha) and Benguet (340 ha) (Bureau of Agricultural Statistics 2005).