18 count cello 9 lb. carton
Truck or airfreight
A cross between Gai Lan and Broccoli, baby broccoli or broccolini has a sweet, delicate flavor with a subtle peppery ‘edge’. Although it looks somewhat like asparagus, with slender stems and buds on top, these two vegetables are not related in any way. The texture of the stem is less fibrous than broccoli or asparagus and does not need to be peepled prior to eating. In fact, broccolini needs no preparation before cooking which makes it a natural time saver. Served raw it is tender, crunchy and well suited for dipping in your popular sauce — an unusual addittion to a traditional crudites platter. It can also be steamed with other vegetables or sauteed with fresh 2 in a little olive oil. It can be angle cut and added to a stir-fry or left whole and tossed in at the end for extra crunch. Broccolini was developed by the Sakata Seed Company in Morgan Hill, California. The name ‘broccolini’ is trademarked by the largest grower of this vitamin-packed vegetable, Mann Packing in Salinas, California, and is also marketed as ‘Baby Broccoli’.