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Purple Sprouting Broccoli (seeds)
  • Purple Sprouting Broccoli (seeds)

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    Purple Sprouting Broccoli (PSB) is a delightful winter and early spring vegetable that belongs to the brassica family. It’s a slender and more colorful cousin of the well-known calabrese broccoli. 


    What Is Purple Sprouting Broccoli?

    PSB features long, tender stems and purple heads. When you grow PSB, you’ll have a central stem along with numerous side shoots, all of which are edible (including the leaves).


    How to Prepare Purple Sprouting Broccoli

    Equal Sizing: Keep all the pieces relatively equal in size for even cooking.

    Trim Woody Ends: Cut off or peel the woody ends to enhance your PSB eating experience.

    Crown: For the main head (crown), divide it into manageable pieces and peel the woody membrane on the stalks.

    Shoots: For long side shoots, consider cutting off the bottom half of the stalk and peel it to prevent waste.

    Stalks: Save the stalks for homemade veggie stock. Use the smaller leaves attached to the stems—they’re edible and tasty.


    Cooking Methods for Purple Sprouting Broccoli

    Boiling: Cook in boiling water until tender (usually about 4-5 minutes).

    Steaming: Steam for a similar duration until fork-tender.

    Stir-Frying: Quickly stir-fry with garlic, ginger, and soy sauce.

    Griddling: Grill on a hot griddle pan for a smoky flavor.

    Roasting: Roast in the oven for about 15-20 minutes at 400°F (200°C) with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

    Air Frying: If you have an air fryer, try air-frying PSB for a crispy texture.

    Raw: When very young and tender, PSB can be eaten raw with your favorite dip1.


    Serving Suggestions

    1. PSB pairs well with lemon zest, toasted almonds, and Parmesan cheese.
    2. Add it to pasta dishes, risottos, or grain bowls.
    3. Drizzle with balsamic glaze or a simple vinaigrette.
    4. Enjoy it as a side dish or incorporate it into salads.


    Remember, PSB is not only nutritious but also a vibrant addition to your meals! 

    • Seeds Per Pack

      Single Pack: approx 25

      Large Pack: approx 650

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