Sunday, November 25, 2007

No.2: Broccoli

Sunday brings a new fresh greenie,
the broccoli!

Broccoli Fun Facts:
1) The word broccoli comes from Latin bracchium, meaning arm.

2) Broccoli leaf is also edible and contains far more betacarotene than the florets.

3) Don't discard the broccoli stalk! Peel the outside skin from the stalk and cook as you would the rest of the broccoli. Cut stalks into thin slices and stir-fry !

4)The best way to cook broccoli is to steam, cook in the microwave or stir-fry with a little broth or water.

5)Roman farmers called broccoli "the five green fingers of Jupiter."

Reference: Dole 5a day, Food Facts: Broccoli, Wikipedia, Produce Oasis, Vegetarian Baby

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