Why is it that broccoli is so expensive?

This is part of an occasional series examining why the average person spends more on food than they would if they didn’t eat.

The price tag for broccoli is staggering.

According to the USDA, it costs around $1.70 per pound in the U.S. alone, and the USDA estimates that broccoli accounts for up to 75 percent of the total calories in a single serving.

That means the average American spends roughly $1,300 on broccoli every year.

It is the most expensive food on the planet, but the cost is well worth it, according to experts.

“The more broccoli you consume, the more it costs,” said Dr. Michael E. Willett, a professor of nutrition at Harvard University and an author of the new book, “Crocodile Oil.”

“If you want to eat a lot of broccoli, the cost of it is not very high.”

Willett has been studying the economics of broccoli for decades, and he said it’s important to look beyond the number on a box and realize the real cost of broccoli.

“What people think of is the cost per pound of broccoli or the cost for the entire plant,” he said.

“But it’s a lot more than that.”

For example, the USDA notes that the broccoli plant is one of the fastest growing food crops in the world.

So if the broccoli you buy costs $1 per pound, the plant is likely growing broccoli at about 50 times its usual rate of growth.

Willett said that even the most healthy, plant-based diet is unlikely to provide enough broccoli to meet people’s needs.

“The reason is because you’re eating a lot less of broccoli than you used to, and then you’re also getting more of the food from the plants that produce it,” Willett said.

This is a topic Willett discussed on his recent episode of The Feed.

He said he found that some people, like himself, eat as little as a cup of broccoli a day and don’t consider the cost to be worth it.

The average American eats less than a cup (about 1 ounce) of broccoli per day, Willett noted.

“If we were going to say that we can cut our intake of broccoli by 30 percent, that would mean we would have to cut the consumption of all the other foods in the diet by 30.

We’d have to eat more foods, including fruits and vegetables,” Willet said.”

We’re all eating a little bit more broccoli than we used to,” he added.

The cost of a single cup of cooked broccoli is around $0.70.

But for a bowl of roasted cauliflower, the price is around 80 cents, and for a cup, it’s $0 to $1 (depending on the size).

To help offset the cost, Willet suggests eating a wide variety of healthy food, such as: fresh fruits and veggies, beans, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and fish.

The USDA also notes that there are many other ways to reduce the cost.

You can buy broccoli at a local grocery store, at farmers markets, and in specialty grocery stores, for example.

Willet also said it can be cheaper to buy broccoli directly from the farmer or in bulk from a local farmer.

For more information on how to reduce your food bill, visit The Feed on ABC.