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Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family whose large, flowering head is eaten as a vegetable. Broccoli has large flower heads, usually green in color, arranged in a tree-like structure branching out from a thick, edible stalk. The mass of flower heads is surrounded by leaves. Broccoli resembles cauliflower, which is a different cultivar group of the same species.
Broccoli is a super-food for a reason. It is high in vitamin C and fiber and some even say it has anti-cancer properties. It's also another excellent stir-fry addition and the star ingredient of this garlic butter and broccoli stir-fry recipe.
STORAGE: Store dry, unwashed broccoli heads in an unsealed plastic bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator or on a shelf near the back of the fridge.