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Green things 101 – Rapini

Posted on February 20, 2013

Rapini is a member of the cruciferous family.  Sometimes called italian broccoli.  It has a dense slightly bitter flavour that pairs well with garlic or lemon. The entire stalk is edible, as are the leaves and sometimes you will see yellow blossoms. It is often prepared steamed or boiled lightly.

This leafy green is very high in Vitamin C and Folic acid.  It also has great levels of Vitamin A & K, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc, and fiber. It contains powerful cancer fighting phytochemicals, fights free radical damage, reduces inflammation and contains detoxifying compounds.  Sounds good doesn’t it?