Which head of broccoli would you choose?
If you chose the right hand side, you are absolutely right! You should always choose broccoli heads with very tiny firm green buds. The bigger the buds and the more purplish they are, the closer it is to bloom, thus the older and more fibrous the broccoli will be. The younger broccoli heads with tiny green buds are more tender and sweeter. Here are 4 other things you should look for the next time you are out shopping for brocolli:
- Make sure that the periphery of the broccoli head is green, firm and intact (not yellow or with broken/mushy bits)
- Check for black spots along the stem of the broccoli closest to the buds. This is an indication of worms (worm eggs).
- Check the bottom of the broccoli stem to ensure it is light yellowish-green, and not black or brown.
- The core of the broccoli stem should not have any cracks or hollow areas. This means the broccoli is old and fibrous.
If you enjoyed this Marketing Skills tutorial, you may also like:
See also our most-read recipes and how-to cooking tips:
- How to Choose Broccoli
- Old-School Hainanese Pork Chop Recipe
- Fried Oyster Omelette (Or Luah) Recipe
- The 10 Things You MUST Know About Choosing the Freshest Fish
- Chinese Crispy Roast Pork Belly Recipe
- Chinese Steamed Egg with Minced Meat (蒸水蛋) Recipe
- [Video] How to make Egg Mayo in Toasted Bread Cups
- [Video] Kitchen Hack to Pack and Freeze Prawns Quickly
|About The Burning Kitchen|
Hi! We are Bee Leng and Melissa, the mother-daughter team behind The Burning Kitchen. We love home cooking and we love sharing our family’s recipes with the world. We only ever share proven recipes that we have perfected ourselves, and which we write-up from scratch (no hidden steps, no secret sauces). And the best part is: our recipes are full of fantastic, and often, surprisingly easy tips from years of experience, that is bound to improve your cooking regardless of your current level! Read more.