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What is Broccolini or Broccolette?

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Two Bunches of Broccolette or Broccolini

Two Bunches of Broccolette or Broccolini

Diana Rattray

 

Broccolini is also known as broccolette, bimi, and broccoletti. The price look-up code assigned is 3277, or "baby broccoli." It is actually a cross between broccoli and Chinese kale.

To prepare broccolini, cut off and discard the bottom quarter to one-third of the stems. Very thick stems should be cut in half lengthwise before cooking. 

Broccolini is tender and somewhat sweet, without the bitterness you might taste in regular broccoli or broccoli rabe.

 

A bunch of broccolini generally weighs approximately 7 to 8 ounces.

Nutritional Information for 1 Bunch of Broccolini

Calories 63, sodium 63 mg, potassium 139 mg, total carbs 12 g, sugars 3 g

 

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