Sunday, March 11, 2012

Don't Throw Away Broccoli Stems

Broccoli stems are as nutritious as the florets, but most throw away the stem thinking it's inedible.  If you're going to spend the money, especially if its organic, don't waste any of this vegetable.

The stem takes longer to cook than the florets, so you will want to dice it into small pieces.  Or puree the stem and "hide" the nutrition in a dark sauce -- perhaps one that is tomato based.  You can cut it into thin strips and add it to a slaw or add pieces to your kabobs!

Or enjoy it as a juice.  I put one orange and two broccoli stalks through my juicer the other day and it was great!

Whatever you decide to do with it, just try not to waste the perfectly fine nutrition.  You've paid for it, enjoy it!

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