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How to choose, prepare, and store Broccoli.
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Buying Broccoli

Look for: broccoli that is firm with closed florets, odorless, and a deep green color.

Avoid: broccoli that is yellow, has open florets, is soft and slippery or has water soaked spots.

Seasonality: All year

Storing Broccoli

Refrigerate broccoli and use within 3-5 days.

Preparing Broccoli

To freeze, cut washed broccoli into florets and stalks into pieces. Steam about five minutes. Plunge into ice water to stop cooking and drain thoroughly. Place in sealed bags or containers. Freeze up to 12 months. Trim the tough outer layer of stems with a vegetable peeler.

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