Use in stir-fries, salads, vegetable side dishes, frittatas and all short-time cooking dishes.
Cathedral: Small, light green and similar to common broccoli with florets resembling pine cones
Common: Green with clusters of compact florets forming a head
Choose tight compact heads with blue/green colour.
In an airtight bag in refrigerator crisper. Use as soon as possible after purchase.
Boil or steam for 4-7 minutes, depending on size of floret. Microwave in a covered dish with 2 tablespoons water on HIGH (100%) for 4-5 minutes until tender, stirring after 2 minutes to ensure even cooking.
Stir-fry sliced broccoli florets in a small amount of oil with sliced almonds or cashew nuts. When broccoli is tender add soy, oyster or chilli sauce to flavour.
Broccoli is a good source of vitamin C.
Half a cup of cooked broccoli provides one serve of vegetables.
Serving size: 1/2 cup, 51 g
29.1 mg (58% RDI*)
57.0 mg (113% RDI)
Broccoli, cooked, fat not added in cooking
*Recommended Dietary Intake
Very low salt
Good source of vitamin C