Broccoli grows like a tree with a thick, edible trunk that sprouts leaves, or branches and clusters of small, tight flower heads that turn bright green when cooked. Once fully mature or bolting, the flower buds will sprout golden yellow edible flowers.
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Fresh broccoli is a storehouse of many phyto-nutrients, vitamins and minerals. One cup of this delicious green vegetable provides 250% of your daily vitamin K intake as well as 150% of your daily vitamin C intake. And that's just the start! Broccoli is also a great source of fiber, folate and vitamin B6. Store unwashed broccoli in the fridge for up to 10 days. Broccoli makes a perfect addition to pastas, omelettes, as a purée, or in its natural, raw form!
Keep unwashed, trimming only the large leaves, storeing in a perforated plastic bag in the refrigerator will help keep them fresh for several days.