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Synonyms for broccoli

plant with dense clusters of tight green flower buds

branched green undeveloped flower heads

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Broccoli (Brassica oleracea italica) belongs to the plant family Brassicaceae (also Cruciferae), known as the "cabbage family" or "mustard family.
Stir in the pasta, broccoli and pine nuts with a little more olive oil and warm through.
On his 1998 song "Broccoli," E-40 rapped, "I don't need no doctor, I don't need no shrink / All I need is broccoli and a 40-oh to drink.
Broccoli is classified in the Italica cultivar group of brassica oleracea.
However, there may be some positive news for prevention of, and recurrence of cancer with our little green friend, broccoli.
One of the most helpful food families includes cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, kale and cabbage.
In order to maintain its color, taste, and aroma, broccoli slated to be frozen is either blanched or heated to high temperatures.
Broccoli is in the Italica Group, which, like cauliflower, is an inflorescence (flower cluster), yet the tissue has a number of single flower buds rather than being condensed into a solid head as it is in cauliflower.
Broccoli is usually blanched to inactivate any degradative enzymes in the product.
Working at North Carolina State University in the USA, the molecular geneticist is developing broccoli lines which he hopes will help protect against diseases such as cancer, diabetes and AMD.
Stuffed chicken with brie & broccoli (for 1) INGREDIENTS: 1 chicken breast, fillet separated, both pieces flattened out with a meat mallet or rolling pin; 1tbsp good quality olive oil; 50g/13/4oz brie; 50g/13/4oz butter; 25g/1oz broccoli stem, blanched and thinly sliced; 2tbsp chopped or roughly torn fresh dill; 1/2 garlic clove, thinly sliced; 1/2 sweet potato, peeled, blanched and cut into thick wedges; 25g/1oz broccoli florets, lightly blanched; salt and freshly ground black pepper to season METHOD: Preheat oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
In the study, fresh broccoli sprouts were eaten along with broccoli powder, and scientists were able to measure the cancer-fighting compounds in the blood within 30 minutes.
BROCCOLI AND BLACK BEAN SOUP WITH SMOKED CHICKEN 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1 cup peeled, diced broccoli stems 1/2 cup each chopped carrots, onions, and celery 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning 1 tablespoon each thyme, oregano, and basil 1/2 cup dry white wine 4 cups chicken broth 2 cup broccoli florets 1 (16-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained *8 ounces smoked chicken, shredded and chopped 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce 2 cups heavy cream Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Summary: Popeye might want to consider switching to broccoli.
COMBINING broccoli with spicy foods including mustard, horseradish, or wasabi could enhance its cancer-fighting power, research has found.