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Broccolini

Broccolini
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Availability

New Zealand broccolini is available all year round.

 

Storage and Handling

Store in the refrigerator.Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

 

History

Broccolini was developed in Japan where it was called Chinese Kale. ‘Broccolini’ is a trademark of the Mann Produce Company.

 

Facts

  • Broccolini is a natural cross between broccoli and gai lan or Chinese broccoli.
  • It is a member of the brassica family
  • Broccolini is often misidentified as young broccoli
  • Broccolini has a long slender stem topped with small flowering buds that resemble a cross between broccoli florets and an asparagus tip

 

Growing Facts

  • Broccolini prefers cooler climates and air temperatures 

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 85g - 8 stalks, cooked

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 146/35 168/40
Protein (g) 3.0 3.5
Fat, total (g) 0.0 0.0
- saturated (g) 0.0 0.0
Carbohydrate (g) 6.0 6.9
- sugars (g) 2.0 2.3
Dietary Fibre (g) 1.0 1.2
Sodium (mg) 25 29
Vitamin C (mg) 52 60
Vitamin A Eqiuv. (µg) 225 259
Calcium (mg) 48 55
Iron (mg) 0.48 0.55

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research

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