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Broccoli Tenderstem

Product Description

Description/Taste:
Tenderstem broccoli, a hybrid between broccoli and Chinese kale, is known for its long, slender stems topped with small, tight green florets. Its tender stems, which are entirely edible, offer a sweet and mild flavour, bearing a subtle note of asparagus alongside the familiar taste of broccoli. The florets are tender and succulent, providing a slightly peppery bite that's softer than traditional broccoli.

Seasons/Availability:
In the UK, tenderstem broccoli is available year-round, thanks to a combination of local cultivation and imports. The UK growing season runs from June to November. During the off-peak seasons, the UK imports tenderstem broccoli from countries like Spain, Kenya, and Morocco to ensure a steady supply.

Uses & Flavour Pairings:
Tenderstem broccoli is highly versatile and requires minimal preparation — it can be steamed, boiled, roasted, or stir-fried. The entire vegetable, from stem to floret, can be eaten. It pairs wonderfully with a range of flavours including garlic, chilli, and anchovy, and also works well with milder ingredients like almonds, butter, and lemon. Tenderstem broccoli is a delightful addition to salads, pasta dishes, and stir-fries, offering both visual appeal and a fine texture.

History:
Tenderstem broccoli is a relatively modern vegetable, developed through traditional hybridisation methods to combine the best qualities of broccoli and Chinese kale. It was introduced to the market in the 1990s and quickly gained popularity in the UK and other countries due to its tender texture and sweet, mild flavour.

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