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This item was last sold on : 09/27/23
Broccolini has spear-shaped, thin and tender vibrant green stems with lengths that rarely exceed six inches long. The head is a loose small cluster of florets that resemble broccoli rabe. Compared to common broccoli, the flavor of Broccolini is understated, mild, peppery and subtlely sweet. When cooked, the stems take on a pleasantly chewy texture while the florets become tender.
Broccolini is usually mistaken for baby broccoli but is a hybrid of regular broccoli and Chinese broccoli. The broccolini was first developed in 1993 by Sakata Seed Company in Yokohama, Japan, who called it aspiration. Unlike broccoli, the side shoots rather than the main stalk are harvested.