Broccoli is a member of the cruciferous family, a large family of vegetables that also includes cabbage, kohlrabi, cauliflower, kale and more.
Baby broccoli refers to the small florets and young, fresh, crisp stalks of regular broccoli. Thanks to its small dimensions, it combines convenience and fast cooking properties with the taste of broccoli and its health benefits.
A daily portion of broccoli is low in calories and provides many important nutritional elements including antioxidants, dietary fiber, vitamins (particularly vitamin C) and minerals.
The small size of baby broccoli means it can be cooked quickly, without separating the florets from the stalks. It can be sautéed, boiled or steamed, and served lightly seasoned as a healthy vegetable side dish or as an ingredient of stir fries, soups, quiches, baked dishes and more…
Quick cooking retains the crispness of the stems and preserves their nutritional values.