Veggie of the Week: Broccoli


When buying broccoli, the stalk, leaves, and florets should be fresh, firm, and brightly colored, with tightly closed buds. Avoid broccoli with a woody stalk or yellow florets. Store broccoli in the fridge, preferably in the crisper. When boiling, use a larger of quantity of water; it will minimize the odor. Avoid covering broccoli in a pot with a lid as it causes its color to fade. Steaming this vegetable is the best way to preserve its color, flavor and nutrients.

Recipes with Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli with Meyer Lemon and Pistachio Salsa
Low-Sodium Broccoli Leek Soup with Sun-Dried Tomato Oil
Crustless Veggie Quiche
Broccoli and Escarole Pasta

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