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Broccolini

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 8 Stalks (85g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 35 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 25 mg 1%
Potassium mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 6 g 2%
Dietary Fibre 1 g 4%
Sugars 2 g
Protein 3 g 6%

Vitamin A   1500 IU 30%
Folate   ~ mcg 0%
Vitamin C   117 mg 130%
Vitamin D   ~ IU 0%
Calcium   24 mg 2%
Iron   0.4 mg 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Broccolini

Broccolini

Broccolini is a green vegetable similar to broccoli but with smaller florets and longer, thin stalks. Often misidentified as young broccoli, it is a hybrid of broccoli and kai-lan, both cultivar groups of Brassica oleracea. It was originally developed by the Sakata Seed Company of Yokohama, Japan, in 1993 as “aspabroc”.

The entire vegetable is consumable, including the occasional yellow flower. Common cooking methods include sauteeing, steaming, boiling, and stir frying. Its flavour is sweet, with notes of both broccoli and asparagus, although it is not closely related to the latter. Nutritionally, it is high in vitamin C and contains vitamin A, calcium, folate, and iron.

In Australia, Broccolini is a registered trademark licensed to Perfection Fresh Australia by the Sakata Seed Company.

In Japan, it is highly popular as a spring vegetable, and usually eaten steamed.

In Brazil, the common form of the word broccoli (“brócolis”) refers to broccolini: the more traditional broccoli is called “brócolis americano” (American broccoli).

  • Choose crisp, bright green stalks and tightly closed buds. A few yellow flowers on the stalk do not indicate staleness.
  • Refrigerate unwashed broccolini in plastic bag up to ten days. Rinse before using.

Seasonal Availability

  • Available from January to December

Substitutes

  • Broccoli (not as tender or sweet).

Serving Suggestions

  • See our Broccolini Recipes Collection
  • Asian style stir fries: Combine with chicken, pork, lamb, or seafood. For a vegetarian alternative, Broccolini®: pairs well with mushrooms, tofu and chickpeas.
  • Battered: Florets and stems can be dipped in a flour or beer batter or egg wash and crumb mix, quickly deep fried and served with a variety of dipping sauces.
  • Grilled: Blanch, then drain and brush with a little oil and favourite seasoning. Wrap the flower in foil to prevent charring and grill till the veggie softens.

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