The name broccoli comes from the Italian word for “little sprouts”. It is also known as spear cauliflower or calabrese. We grow the Iron Man and Parthenon varieties. Whatever you like to call it, broccoli is one of the world’s healthiest vegetables. It contains an impressive list of nutrients: minerals, vitamins, antioxidants that reduce the risk of cancer, and co-enzymes that are said to have a rejuvenating effect.
Here are a few tips:
- Store in a cool, dark place and prepare within three days
- If possible, do not store together with apples, bananas or tomatoes. These produce ethylene, which causes other fruit and vegetables to go bad more quickly.
- First cook the peeled stalks, then add the florets a few minutes later