With a shape resembling that of a cauliflower, Brocollis have clusters of small, tight flower heads. These heads turn bright green on cooking and taste slightly bitter.
Broccoli prevents cancer and reduces cholesterol. Maintains bone and heart health. Good for skin, eyes and has anti-aging properties.
Storage and Uses
Consume fresh broccoli as soon as you can as it will not keep for long. To store, drizzle water droplets on the flower heads, cover loosely in damp paper towels and refrigerate. But never wash broccoli before storing it in the refrigerator. The excess moisture promotes mold. Do not store broccoli in a sealed container or plastic bag. Raw broccolis requires air circulation.
Brocollis serve as a healthy raw vegetable. Add them to your salads, pasta, curries and rice. Steam broccoli stalks, add some salt and oil and roast it for a crunchy flavor.