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Produce Facts: Baby Broccoli

Oct 06, 2016
baby broccoli


Year-round. Grown in Central California (spring to fall) and Yuma, Arizona (winter).
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.)
In a plastic bag tightly sealed in the refrigerator. Will last up to five days.
Ways to enjoy
Raw, steamed, pastas, stir-fries, salads.
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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