By 810 Kids! Staff
Like much of grocery shopping, choosing the best produce starts with developing an eye for detail. Broccoli is among the many vegetables that should be properly selected, properly handled and carefully prepared for the greatest nutritional benefit.
- Look for broccoli with a firm stem and tight, compact florets that are dark green.
- Store broccoli in an open plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to five days.
- Rinse (don’t soak) broccoli under cool water just before serving.
- Cook broccoli by steaming, microwaving, or stir-frying. Boiling causes some of the vitamins and minerals to be lost.
Editor’s Note: Flint Farmers’ Market image courtesy of Flint Expatriates.