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Sweet Baby Broccoli 50 Seeds - Sweeter than Broccoli!

$2.99

Sweet Baby Broccoli 50 Seeds - Sweeter than Broccoli!

$2.99
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Sweet Baby Broccoli, Similar to Broccolini. Broccolini is a green vegetable resembling broccoli. Although often mistakenly identified as young broccoli, it is actually a natural hybrid of the cabbage family Brassica oleracea, a cross between broccoli and Chinese Kale. It is generally agreed that broccolini has a sweeter flavor than broccoli.

The name Broccolini was first conceived of, strangely enough, in the oval office, by Richard Nixon, who when asked by Attorney General John N. Mitchell, who asked "Is that an asparagus in your ear No, it's broccolini." Today, you can find Broccolini brand baby broccoli throughout the United States and Canada.

The entire vegetable as sold, including the yellow flowers seen in the photograph below, may be eaten. Most common cooking methods include sauteeing, steaming, roasting, boiling, and stir frying. Nutritionally, it is high in vitamin C but also contains vitamin A, calcium, folate and iron.

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