What is purple sprouting broccoli good for?

What is purple sprouting broccoli good for?

Purple sprouting broccoli is packed with vitamin C and is a good source of carotenoids, iron, folic acid, calcium, fibre, vitamin A and B. It also contains the phytochemical sulforaphane, thought to help prevent cancer and which may provide resistance against heart disease, osteoporosis and diabetes.

What causes club root in broccoli?

Clubroot is caused by the pathogen Plasmodiophora brassicae. It affects plants of the brassica family which includes broccoli, broccolini, cauliflower, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, turnips and Brussels sprouts as well as weeds such as wild radish and wild turnip.

What does club root effect?

Clubroot is a disease that affects plants in the cabbage family. Plants infected by clubroot are stunted, wilt easily and may have yellowing leaves. Roots of clubroot infected plants are swollen into thick, irregular club shapes. Distribution of clubroot in Minnesota is unknown.

How do I stop my clubs from rooting?

Dig around the plant and remove the entire root system to prevent the roots from breaking up and spreading the disease. Discard the plants properly and never put them on your compost pile. Next year, consider starting your own cruciferous plants from seed, using a sterile commercial potting soil.

How to cook Purple Sprouting broccoli?

Warm a large sauté pan over medium-high heat and add the oils. Add the purple sprouting broccoli and brown it on the outside, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and stir frequently until fragrant and beginning to brown. Add the sugar, vinegar, pepper, and soy sauce. Let the sauce reduce by half and stir to coat the broccoli.

What is the difference between purple and green broccoli?

Purple-sprouting broccoli has been found to contain higher contents of antioxidant compounds compared with green broccoli, but tends to show higher sensitivity to cooking treatments. Nash’s purple broccoli is so tender (including the stems!), we recommend cutting it up in a salad for maximum flavor and nutrition.

How do you cook Broccoli so it’s not tough?

Trim the broccoli, removing any tough ends; slice any thick stems lengthwise. Steam over boiling water for three minutes, until just starting to soften but not fully tender. Or cook in boiling water for four minutes, until not quite tender, then drain well.