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Purple Sprouting Broccoli Recipes

Orecchiette with Purple Sprouting Broccoli & Chilli This recipe is very popular in southern Italy and serves 3 people as a main course (4 as a starter) 350g orecchiette pasta 250g sprouting broccoli 1 tsp chopped red chilli 2 cloves garlic, sliced 50g Pecorino cheese 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper Blanch the broccoli in a pan of boiling salted water until it is just cooked. Then remove from the pan and set to one side. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water, as per the packet instructions. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in another pan (large enough to toss the cooked pasta with the other ingredients). Saute the chilli and garlic without adding any colour, then add the spr

In season - purple sprouting broccoli

A cruciferous vegetable purple sprouting broccoli has a number of important health benefits. It contains the phytochemical sulphoraphane (thought to help prevent cancer) and also may provide resistance to heart disease, osteoporosis and diabetes. Purple sprouting broccoli is packed with vitamin C and is a good source of *carotenoids, iron, folic acid, calcium, fibre and vitamin A. *carotenoids are antioxidants, and are helpful for protecting vision and combating cellular damage. Recent studies have also identified carotenoids as paramount supporters for the cardiovascular system and male reproductive health. Available from January and at it’s best in February, March and April, purple sprouti

foods in season for april

Eating seasonally has great health benefits - fruit and vegetables are more likely to be locally sourced, therefore will be fresher and won’t have travelled too far - which can result in loss of nutritional value. in season at present are: cauliflower celeriac grapefruit lettuce (coming in) new potatoes peas (coming in) peppers potatoes purple sprouting broccoli radishes rhubard sorrel spinach spring greens spring onions watercress #seasonalfood #healthyveg #healthydiet #healthyfood #healthandfitness #eatright