Asking about broccoli is a good question, since vegetables - in general- are an important part of a dog's diet. Broccoli is a plant that is in the cabbage family. The leaves, flower heads and stalks can be eaten. It is not a seasonal vegetable and therefore can normally be found all year round in supermarkets and farmer's markets. It can be eaten raw or cooked via boiling,steaming, or even baking or broiling.
Long ago in the 6th century, this vegetable was cultivated in the Northern Mediterranean. It was not until the 18th century that it was brought to England. And to many people's surprise, it was not a popular food in the United States until the 1920's! Now it is one of the vegetables found on the majority of dinner tables and raw broccoli is often served with healthy dips as appetizers.
This is considered a very healthy food for humans. It is very low in calories; only 31 calories in 1 cup. It is also high in dietary fiber, vitamins (especially rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin A) and minerals (calcium, iron, selenium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc). Proven to be very beneficial in regard to health, it also contains anti-oxidants.
Now that we know some basic facts about broccoli, let's go into details about whether or not it is healthy and safe for a Pomeranian to eat broccoli.
The answer is yes and no, so let's get to the facts regarding this. There is much debate regarding this. On one hand, any food at all when consumed in high quantities is not healthy and can cause problems.