Resources

Veggie Storage Tips

< Back

Broccoli

Storage: Refrigerate unwashed in an open plastic bag for up to three days.

Preparation: Cut away the main stem and separate florets before washing. Place the florets in a strainer and and rinse under cool water. Do not soak broccoli.

Taste: Bitter, cabbage-like, musky

Nutritional Benefits: Broccoli provides lutein and zeaxanthin, caretenoid compounds that may help prevent eye disease. Contains beneficial phytochemicals that may help prevent certain cancers. Broccoli is also packed with vitamins A (for eye health), C (for immunity), and K (to help the body heal), and folate (for heart health). Finally, broccoli is a wonderful source of fiber.