Winter is here and the garden no longer is producing vegetables, so most vegetables get bought from the store. So to get the most benefit from all vegetables we should eat the whole vegetable; stems and leaves, items you may have discarded to compost in the summer.
Don’t waste your broccoli stems, Broccoli stems contain the same basic vitamin profile as Broccoli florets (the tops) containing: B vitamins, Vitamin K, Zinc, Folate and much much more.
Okay so what do I do with Broccoli stems?
If you have a juicer they make great juice, or add in’s to your regular juice.
Peel them with a peeler and steam them for 10-15 minutes.
If you have a zoodle maker (hand held or machine). Peel stems with a peeler and Zoodle them.
Peel and slice them and add them to a soup just like you would the florets.
Why is broccoli so good and good for you?
There are many supplements out there that offer Sulforaphane because it is a great enzyme that boost liver detoxification helping to eliminate carcinogenic compounds and even hormones. Why not just double your broccoli intake by eating the broccoli stems as well and get the most bio available form of Sulforaphane. Sulforaphane is a powerful component of Broccoli and research has shown its powerful liver supporting properties.
Enjoy the whole Broccoli!! Yummy!