If you can’t do broc­coli, why not give broc­col­ini, broc­coli’s younger and sweeter cousin, a go? Here are three things you need to know about th­ese slen­der ten­der stems.

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What is it?

It’s a cross be­tweeen broc­coli, or Cal­abrese broc­coli, and Chi­nese sprout­ing broc­coli.

Why eat it?

It’s pricier than broc­coli, but there’s no waste. Plus it’s less dense so you’re less likely to over­cook it, re­leas­ing that aw­ful whiff.

Can I grow it?

Yes, it’s easy. You can buy ‘ten­der stems’ broc­coli, which pro­duces mul­ti­ple shoots; they’re gorgeous, sweet and crunchy.

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