Broccoli

Broccoli has a variety of health benefits, including its ability to improve digestion, lower cholesterol levels, and maximize vitamin and mineral uptake. It can also help prevent allergic reactions, boosts the immune system, protects the skin, aids in preventing birth defects, lowers blood pressure, reduces inflammation, and improves vision as well as ocular health.

 
Storage

Store broccoli in a bag in the high-humidity vegetable crisper of your refrigerator for up to a week. It will technically keep for longer but will begin to lose flavor and nutrition. You can also blanch it and keep it in the fridge for up to 3 months.

 
Cooking Tips

Blanched, steamed, grilled, sauteed, seared, or roasted, broccoli is best when cooked until just tender through the stalk. Overcooking broccoli brings out the not good flavor and makes it a dull, unappetizing color. When really fresh, broccoli is delicious raw. Be sure to eat the stem too! If the outer part of the stem is fibrous just peel it and enjoy the crunchy, sweet inside. Here there is a video on how to cut and use the whole broccoli head.

Recipes

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Seared Broccoli with Anchovy Vinaigrette

Slow-cooked Broccoli Frittata

Roasted Broccoli with Almonds & Mustard Sauce

Roasted Fall Vegetables in Agrodolce

Blanched Broccoli with Lemony Dressing

Broccoli Salad with Radicchio and Pistachios

How to cook broccoli 5 ways

Broccoli Basil Soup

Broccoli Stem Fries with Tahini Chimichurri

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