Wednesday, October 28, 2009

How Broccoli Grows

Broccoli can grow in cooler temperatures and is still available at farmers markets (depending where you live).

It is rich in vitamins C, K and A, plus it contains sulforaphane and indoles, phytonutrients that can help fight cancer.

The entire plant—including florets, stalks and leafy greens—is edible. Click on the video below to see how broccoli grows.


video

2 comments:

An Hour In the Kitchen said...

Love your blog. Do you cook the leaves as you would other hearty greens?
-Kara

Chef Rob said...

Kara,

Thanks for reading (and enjoying). Yes, cook the broccoli leaves like you would other hearty greens. Their texture is most similar to collard greens.