Paddock to Plate

Broccoli

Paddock to Plate

Broccoli

Why were the two broccoli plants so close?

Their roots went deep!

Why were the two broccoli plants so close?

Their roots went deep!

Did you know?

Broccoli has a faint smell of mustard. Go on, sniff it – you may detect it. This is the plant’s natural defence against little biting critters: aphids and other garden insects.

When the cells containing mustard oil are broken, the oil leaks out, and it has a burning effect on insects.

Humans aren’t affected, we just taste a slight mustardy hint. But broccoli is actually delicious with mustard…

Try this!

Ask an adult to steam some broccoli florets and stems for 5 minutes (peeling the stems makes them more tender).

Meanwhile mix three tablespoons of softened butter in a small bowl with the grated zest of ½ a lemon, a pinch of salt and ½ teaspoon French mustard. Scrape the butter mixture into a salad bowl and tip in the hot steamed broccoli, which will melt the butter. Stir and top with toasted pine nuts or slivered almonds.

Did you know?

Broccoli has a faint smell of mustard. Go on, sniff it – you may detect it. This is the plant’s natural defence against little biting critters: aphids and other garden insects.

When the cells containing mustard oil are broken, the oil leaks out, and it has a burning effect on insects.

Humans aren’t affected, we just taste a slight mustardy hint. But broccoli is actually delicious with mustard…

Try this!

Ask an adult to steam some broccoli florets and stems for 5 minutes (peeling the stems makes them more tender).

Meanwhile mix three tablespoons of softened butter in a small bowl with the grated zest of ½ a lemon, a pinch of salt and ½ teaspoon French mustard. Scrape the butter mixture into a salad bowl and tip in the hot steamed broccoli, which will melt the butter. Stir and top with toasted pine nuts or slivered almonds.

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