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Produce Facts: Baby Broccoli

Oct 06, 2016
baby broccoli

Availability/Origin

Year-round. Grown in Central California (spring to fall) and Yuma, Arizona (winter).
 
Appearance/Flavor
Smaller florets with a thinner stalk than broccoli. Baby broccoli isn't young broccoli, it is a hybrid of broccoli and Chinese kale. Flavor is sweet and tender. (Tell kids it's broccoli's mini-me, and I bet they will eat it.)
 
Storage
In a plastic bag tightly sealed in the refrigerator. Will last up to five days.
 
Ways to enjoy
Raw, steamed, pastas, stir-fries, salads.
 
History
Created by Sakata Seed Company of Japan in Salinas, California in the early 90s. Originally called "Aspabroc". In the late 90s, Sakata partnered with Mann Packing Company and registered its trademark name. (Starts with a B, ends with ini.)
 

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