by M. J. Stephens, Department of Horticulture University of Florida
|Vegetable||Common Edible Parts||Other Edible Parts|
|Broccoli||flower||leaves, flower stem|
|Cauliflower||immature flower||flower stem, leaves|
|Celery||leaf stems||leaves, seeds|
Thereof, are broccoli leaves healthy?
The surprising health benefits of broccoli leaves. I love my job! Nutritionally, the florets contain more beta-carotene than the stalks, but the leaves actually are a richer source of beta-carotene than either the stems or florets. The stems have a mild sweet flavor and are much higher in fiber than the florets.
How do you prepare broccoli leaves?
In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil on medium-high. Add minced garlic and cook until garlic is softened and fragrant – about 30 seconds. Add broccoli leaves and stir to coat well with olive oil. Carefully add ¼ cup water, cover and steam for 3 to 4 minutes, until the leaves turn bright green and tender.
What part of the broccoli is edible?
But many people are not eating the broccoli correctly, because they are eating only the florets. Broccoli has two main edible parts, the florets — the dark green forest-y tops which are actually undeveloped flower buds — and the stalk — the pale green undercarriage like the trunk of a tree.