• Broccoli

Broccoli isn’t just a nutrient-rich dynamo.  This veggie’s distinct flavor is great as a stand-alone side or an ingredient in many dishes loved by young and old alike!

Care & Handling

Selection: 

Good quality broccoli should have fresh-looking, light green stalks of consistent thickness. The tops, or florets, should be compact and dark green with a slight purple tinge. Avoid broccoli with dried out or browning stem ends or yellowing florets.

Storage: 

Wrap unwashed broccoli in plastic wrap or place into a plastic bag and store in the vegetable drawer or crisper section of your refrigerator until ready to use. It will keep for a few days, but is best used right away.

Preparation: 

For bunched broccoli, cut off woody stem ends about an inch from the bottom. Crowns may be used as is. Wash before using.

Nutrition & Health Benefits: 

When you think of foods high in protein, broccoli may not be near the top of your list – but it should be! These “little green trees” are nutritionally well-rounded with high levels of fiber, potassium and Vitamins C & K, as well as protein – all of which help the body burn fat and provide an immune system boost!

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