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Broccoli

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Learn more about these tasty little trees

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How to select

Choose odorless broccoli heads with tight, bluish-green florets.

How to store

Refrigerate broccoli and use within 3-5 days.

Peak season

Peak season: spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to use

  • Stuff in a sandwich, omelet, pita, or tortilla wrap.
  • Top a hot baked potato, cold salad, or pizza.
  • Combine in a stir-fry, soup, stew, casserole, or noodles.
  • Eat raw with salsa, honey soy dipping sauce, or creamy bean dip.
  • Mix into your favorite casserole.
  • Eat raw with low fat dip or hummus.

Did you know...

  • Americans eat an average of 4lbs broccoli a year.
  • Broccoli has been around for more than 2,000 years and was first grown in Italy; it was once known as Italian asparagus.
  • The son of Roman Emperor Tiberius loved broccoli so much he refused to eat all other foods except broccoli à la apicius (a mixture of broccoli, cumin, coriander seeds, chopped onion, oil, and sun-made wine) for an entire month.
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