Think of broccoli that has longer, thinner stems and smaller florets, and you have broccolini. It is a hybrid of broccoli and gai lan, or Chinese broccoli.

Just like broccoli, it is entirely edible from stalk for floret. Steaming or sautéeing are the preferred ways of preparing broccolini. It's good eaten raw, as well. It is sweeter than gai lan's bitterness with a nice mild broccoli flavor.

Broccolini is high in vitamin C (containing 100% of daily intake) and also containsvitamin A, calcium, vitamin E, folate and iron, all this at 35 calories a serving.

Broccolini is a longer, thinner version of broccoli with great mild flavor, lots of vitamins, and low in calories..

The Lowdown

  • Season
  • Select
    Choose bunches with no yellowing to florets and firm stems.
  • Store
    Store in the produce bin of the refrigerator in a plastic bag for up to a week.

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