Crisp florets and tender stems make broccoli a favorite vegetable for salads and stir-fries as well as dipping, boiling and steaming. While related to cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli's milder, less earthy taste also makes it a terrific addition to soups and casseroles. The tiny tips of each floret are actually the buds of the plant.
Frozen broccoli is available as florets or chopped. Broccoli sprouts may also be found in some health food markets.
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