Veggie-in-the-Spotlight: Broccoli – Calabrese, Purple Sprouting and Tenderstem

28 07 2010

PSB, Tenderstem and Calabrese

Broccoli is a member of the brassica family, like cabbage.

The plant produces green flower heads on thick stalks. They are picked and eaten before the flowers bloom.

There can be confusion between these different types of Broccoli so let us try to help.

Click through for the low down on each type, including their different seasons, and ideas on what to make with each of them…





“Greening Your Heart” or “Why Eat Broccoli”

11 09 2009
clean up those arteries!

clean up those arteries!

Last Friday the British Heart Foundation shared the findings of research it had funded at Imperial College London. The research shows that treating high risk parts of arteries with the natural compound “sulforaphane” reduced inflammation by ‘switching on’ a protein essential to protecting arteries from clogging.

Guess where this compound naturally occurs! Click here for the details, and for these recipes:

  • Broccoli and Kale Stir Fry;
  • Broccoli and Peanut Butter Soup;
  • Tenderstem Broccoli with Melting Goats Cheese; and
  • Cracked Bulgar Wheat with Broccoli & Cream Cheese Sauce.