10 Tips for Buying Perfect Broccoli

June10

We eat fresh broccoli all year, so I honestly didn’t know that it was a seasonal vegetable. Yep… fall to early spring, that’s when it’s at its peak.

I guess I thought that as long as the broccoli wasn’t yellow and limp, it was good to go.

No, no, no. There’s so much more to it.

Something to remember: even if you buy gorgeously green broccoli with tightly packed florets, if you overcook it you’ll loose all the nutrients. Lightly steam or microwave the broccoli until tender-crisp and you’ll preserve the cancer-fighting beta-carotene.

Here are 10 Tips for Buying Perfect Broccoli… at any time of year!

10 Tips for Buying Perfect Broccoli

 

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4 thoughts on “10 Tips for Buying Perfect Broccoli

  1. Kim

    Uh-oh, I think I have been overcooking my broccoli for years! Yikes, lightly steamed, huh? I’ll try it this weekend! Thanks!

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    1. Mama Post author

      Haha! It is really how you (and those you are feeding) like it. You just don’t want to cook all the vitamins out! Thanks for stopping by!

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