Baby broccoli is a succulent green vegetable that is packed full of flavour, its similar to broccoli with smaller florets and longer, thin stalks. Baby Broccoli is a fusion of Broccoli and Kai-lan (Chinese broccoli also known as Chinese kale)
Baby broccoli has a sweet unique flavour and is rich in nutrients. The entire vegetable is edible from stem to tip, including the occasional yellow flower that may appear on the floret.
Baby broccoli is a great addition to any meal and is fast and easy to prepare some ideas include sautéing, steaming, boiling, stir-frying, grilling, roasting or eating it raw.
Baby broccoli keeps better than many other vegetables. It can be purchased up to a week in advance and stored unwashed in your refrigerator crisper drawer without becoming bitter or woody. Baby broccoli is high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Beta-Carotene, Folate, Potassium and Iron as well as helping to lower blood pressure.
Baby broccoli is picked and hand bunched in the paddock. From there it goes into the vacuum cooler to be chilled, then plunged into the cold wash for sanitation, and then its ice packed off in Styrofoam boxes ready for transport. Baby broccoli is grown by Bulmer Farms and available all year round.