We have recently commenced our 2016 Broccoli harvest and thought it would be the perfect time to remind everyone of why we love this vegetable so much.
From a nutrition point of view, Broccoli is near if not at the top of the list as far as vegetables go. It is packed full of antioxidants, minerals and fibre and of course it has long been thought to have cancer preventing properties. It has also been shown to reduce cholesterol and improve heart health and digestion.
Broccoli is also surprisingly versatile. Fresh Queensland grown Broccoli is perfect just lightly steamed or even try it raw in salads. But, since we are coming into the cooler months why not try one of our favourite ways to enjoy this wonderful vege – roasted:
Cut the florets off a head of fresh Broccoli and toss it in a zip lock back with 2 cloves of crushed garlic, a couple of lugs of olive oil, the juice of a small lemon and some salt and pepper. Give the bag a shake so the broccoli is coated. Tip onto a lined baking tray and bake in a moderate over for 25-30 mins. Delicious!
Fresh Queensland broccoli is making its way to your local Australian supermarket now so be sure to pick some up for your next dinner.