Broccoli & Hybrids
Selection and storage
Broccoli belongs to the Brassica family, along with brussel sprouts and cabbage. Hybrid types of broccoli include broccolini and broccoflower (a cross between broccoli and cauliflower). Select firm and green broccoli and broccoli hybrids with densely packed heads. Keep broccoli in an open or perforated plastic bag in the crisper section of the refrigerator.
Broccoli and broccolini are available all year round. Peak season is autumn- winter.
Broccoli and broccolini can be eaten raw, boiled, steamed, stirfried or braised. Broccoli and broccoli hybrids are good with pasta, eggs, nuts, chilli and cheese.
Broccoli and broccoli hybrids are an excellent source of vitamins C, K and A as well as a good source of folate, B6 and manganese.
Types of Broccoli & Hybrids