A member of the cabbage family, originating in Italy the name Broccoli came from the word ‘’Broccolo’’ meaning the flowering top of a cabbage. With numerous ways to cook and prepare this vegetable, Broccoli Is seen to be a popular item on the market.
Seasonality | Why it’s a good time of year?
Available all year round, broccoli is in its peak season from May – August. With temperate growing conditions in Southern Queensland we see excellent quality and high yields over this winter period
Taste | Flavour and cooking options
It can be sweet and nutty when lightly steamed, roasted, pan fried or even munched on raw.
Roasting broccoli has recently become a new trend, providing a caramelly goodness of slow cooked sautéed florets giving them a crispy texture when tossed with olive oil and salt. Being diverse, this vegetable can be eaten hold or cold delivering a delicious flavour however it is prepared
Region | Where is it Coming from?
Werribee | Victoria
Gatton | Queensland
Stanthorpe | Queensland
Cranbourne | Victoria
King Lake | Victoria
Gingin | Western Australia
Loaded in Vitamin C and Vitamin A, broccoli promotes healthy eating whilst still delivering a delicious flavour. Broccoli is also known to improve bone health, just one cup of chopped broccoli provides 92 micrograms of Vitamin K. Consuming an adequate amount of Vitamin K improves bone health by assisting in enhancing calcium absorption.