Did you know that broccoli is essentially the bud of a flower that will bloom if left to grow? Its green stalks are topped with umbrella-shaped clusters of dark green florets that will eventually blossom!

This hearty vegetable is also a good source of vitamin A, C, potassium, fiber, and contains as much calcium per ounce as milk! Blanched, steamed, or sautéed, broccoli can be added to pastas, casseroles, stir-fries, and tastes great any way you cook it.

Did you know that broccoli has more vitamin C than an orange?

The Lowdown

  • Season
  • Color
  • Select
    When buying broccoli, the stalk, leaves, and florets should be fresh and brightly colored, with tightly closed buds. Avoid broccoli with any yellow discoloration.
  • Store
    Store unwashed broccoli in a Ziploc bag and place in the refrigerator crisper drawer.

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