A plant in the Cabbage family, whose large flower head is used as a vegetable. Usually boiled or steamed but may be eaten raw.
Handling and Storage
Wrap unwashed broccoli in plastic wrap or place in a plastic bag and store in the vegetable crisper section of the refrigerator. It should keep that way for five-seven days.
Calabrese – large green heads and thick stalks; Sprouting – has a larger number of heads with many thin stalks; Purple Cauliflower – Purple tinged flowers.