When it comes to broccoli, many people have strong opinions one way or the other. Broccoli definitely has a unique texture and flavor, as well as impressive health benefits that really put other vegetables to shame.
But did you know that there are actually many different types and varieties of broccoli that exist? Therefore, broccoli may be worth another try just to see what these variations are all about!
Calabrese is a popular kind of broccoli that is part of the cabbage family and has a thick stalk. This Italian heirloom broccoli grows well in many parts of the U.S. and is typically the broccoli that you find in grocery stores.
Chinese broccoli has leaves on a stem and is sweeter than standard broccoli. It’s popular in Asian dishes and will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about eating broccoli.
Also known as rapini, broccoli raab is part of the turnip family and a staple in Italian cooking. It has an earthy and somewhat bitter taste.
With thin, long stalks and small heads, broccolini is a cross between standard broccoli and Chinese broccoli. It stalks look a bit like asparagus, and it has a sweeter taste than standard broccoli.
This type of broccoli is an Italian heirloom that had a medium-size head and a bluish-green color. DiCicco broccoli is commonly grown in home gardens and often produces heads at different rates.
Eastern Magic broccoli is a cold-tolerant vegetable that grows well in the northern parts of the U.S. and in Canada. It has bluish-green crowns and also tolerates heat fairly well in gardens.
Meanwhile, Green Magic broccoli is often grown in the southern U.S. because it does better in heat than in cold. This type of broccoli has smooth, medium-sized, and dome-shaped heads, as well as a unique buttery flavor that works well with southern cooking.
Belstar is a hybrid broccoli that has blue-green heads and grows into 16- to 20-inch plants. This type of broccoli grows well in southern regions in the winter and is also compact and heat-tolerant.
Of course, these are only a few of the many broccoli varieties that exist in our world but a good sampling of the options you have getting more broccoli into your diet. But if you do not like the taste of any broccoli, don’t have access to fresh broccoli where you live, or are just looking for a convenient way to get more of broccoli’s nutrients in your life, consider Seagate Broccoli Sprouts capsules.
We grow our own organic broccoli in a remote river valley near our factory and process this broccoli in our own plant with freeze-drying and cryogenic-grinding techniques. It’s an ideal way to preserve all of the valuable phytonutrients of this vegetable and ensure that the broccoli you’re getting is 100% pure and free of chemicals. Take two capsules daily as part of your healthy diet to make consuming broccoli easier than ever before!