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  • How to Choose Broccoli
    Look for heads with tight, compact dark green (or purplish or bluish green) florets and firm stalks slightly lighter in color. (Dark florets contain more beta-carotene and vitamin C than paler ones.) Yellowing broccoli is old and will taste overly strong. A whitish stalk will be tough and woody.

  • How to Store Broccoli
    Refrigerate broccoli unwashed (moisture speeds decay) in a bag in the vegetable compartment up to 5 days. Broccoli can be blanched (to retard enzyme action) and frozen for up to a year.

    How to Prepare Broccoli
    Rinse broccoli briefly, then separate the head into florets to encourage even cooking. Peel and slice the stems and cook along with the florets.

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