Healthy living


Varieties of broccoli
L to R: cathedral broccoli, common broccoli

Use in stir-fries, salads, vegetable side dishes, frittatas and all short-time cooking dishes.


  • Cathedral: small, light green and similar to common broccoli with florets resembling pine cones.
  • Common: green with clusters of compact florets forming a head.


Choose tight compact heads with blue/green colour.


In an airtight bag in refrigerator crisper. Use as soon as possible after purchase.


Boil or steam for 4-7 minutes, depending on size of floret.

Microwave in a covered dish with 2 tablespoons water on high (100%) for 4-5 minutes until tender, stirring after 2 minutes to ensure even cooking.

Serving suggestion

Stir-fry sliced broccoli florets in a small amount of oil with sliced almonds or cashew nuts. When broccoli is tender add soy, oyster or chilli sauce to flavour.

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