Saturday, October 6, 2012

Did you know?

Broccoli was not grown commercially in the U.S. until the 1920's, when the D'Arrigo Brothers, Italian immigrants, started planting it in San Jose, California, in 1922. The began a business called "Andy Boy," which to this day remains a significant supplier of the vegetable.









Tip:

When purchasing broccoli, look for tightly packed heads that are deep, dark green or slightly purple; the stalks should be smooth and firm. Avoid broccoli that has open or yellow buds on top, that is wilted or that feels soft or mushy.

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