Among the most popular of vegetables, broccoli is widely celebrated for the health benefits it provides. The name broccoli comes from the Italian word for “cabbage sprout,” and indeed broccoli is a form of cabbage. It is a fast-growing annual plant, which means that it completes its life cycle within one growing season. In Great Britain, the word broccoli refers to its relative the cauliflower. Broccoli was first grown in ancient Roman times. It developed from the wild cabbage, which is a native plant of Asia Minor (now Turkey) and the eastern Mediterranean region. Broccoli was introduced into England in about 1720. It most likely arrived in the United States during the colonial period. Today broccoli thrives in moderate to cool climates around the world.The women’s premium tank is ideal for anything from yoga and Pilates to layering over a bikini at the beach. The entire FamiLane Collection is optimized for vibrant print results.