Watch out kale, there’s another leafy green taking the Bay Area by storm—broccoli leaves. We’re extremely excited to announce that we’ve partnered with BroccoBabe to bring the San Francisco Bay Area delicious and nutritious BroccoGreens (broccoli leaves)!
What are broccoli leaves and how do you eat them? Broccoli leaves come from the same plant as the broccoli florets we all know and love. Broccoli leaves taste faintly like broccoli—they are earthy, but sweeter than kale and spinach. Broccoli leaves have been a popular staple in Italian cuisine for centuries and can be used the same way as kale, chard or collard greens. BroccoBabe’s fresh-cut sweat hearty BroccoGreens are ready for salads, smoothies, juices, sautés, and any recipe calling for leafy greens.
The nutritional value of broccoli leaves is very similar and comparable to that of kale and spinach. BroccoGreens are an outstanding source of antioxidants and loaded with key vitamins, nutrients and minerals (Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin K, Folate). One cup of BroccoGreens provides 135% of your daily value of Vitamin C! BroccoGreens are also richer in beta-carotene than florets and contain healthy phytonutrients that are not found in the stems or florets.
So what are you waiting for? Go grab a bag of BroccoGreens from your local Mollie Stone’s and give it a try!