The term Broccoli is derived from the Latin word brachium, which means branch, since it looks like a tree-like shape that features a head of florets attached by small stems to a larger stalk. It has a mixture of textures. The stem and stalk are crunchy whereas the florets are soft. There are various varieties of Broccoli which can be distinguished from the colours which range from dark green to purplish green.A popular variety in North America is known as Calabrese, named after the Italian province of Calabria where it first originated. It is more of an exotic vegetable in India and is being appreciated slowly and steadily all over the world for its flavour.
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Place broccoli in a plastic bag, removing as much of the air from the bag as possible | Do not wash broccoli before storing because exposure to water encourages spoilage | Cut broccoli is best to use it within a couple of days | To get unique health benefits from broccoli, let it sit for several minutes before cooking. | Steam broccoli for maximum nutrition and flavour | Tip-Toss pasta with olive oil, pine nuts and steamed broccoli florets. Add salt and pepper to taste