That organic living is a conscious health choice
We all know that broccoli is good for us, but it has also gained infamy for being an unappealingly bitter tasting vegetable. Broccolini, which has longer, more slender stems than broccoli and tastes milder, with a hint of sweetness is a great alternative. Like broccoli, broccolini is a great source of vitamins A, C and K. Its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying qualities make it a powerful cancer-fighting food. It’s also great for your eyes and skin.
Pick uniformly coloured, dark green broccolini florets. They shouldn’t be turning yellow and their stalks should be firm. They store well in the refrigerator and are quick and easy to prepare. Steaming them best retains their nutrients. Simply dressing them with olive oil, salt and pepper for a simple side dish. Alternatively, you can stir-fry them in a little vegetable oil and finish them off with seasoning and a drizzle of sesame oil. After they have been cooked, they can also be tossed into pasta and paired with toasted pine nuts and grated Parmesan.
Organic broccolini is available at SuperNature Forum and online.