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Best Ways To Store And Use Broccoli

Best Storage

The fridge is the best place to store broccoli.

Broccoli should be stored in the fridge (in its original packaging or a breathable bag) in the high-humidity drawer to keep it at its best.

Ensure your fridge is set between 0 and 4°C.

Can I Freeze It?


Cut broccoli, then steam or blanch for three minutes. Ensure it is completely dry before freezing to retain the flavour.

To use frozen broccoli, roast it, steam it or mix it into a casserole, soup or frittata.

Fresher For Longer

To revive slightly limp broccoli, plunge into an ice-water bath, drain and leave to dry. Use immediately or place in the refrigerator for next time. Alternatively, trim the end of the stalk and place in a cup of water in the fridge (like flowers)!

Use It Up

Cooked broccoli can be blitzed with milk and used as a creamy sauce for fish or chicken. Don’t discard broccoli stalks: these are the best bits! Cut them lengthways and cook with the florets in a stir-fry or serve raw in salads.

Did You Know?

When broccoli turns yellow, it becomes bitter, but is still safe to eat. The bitterness can become stronger with cooking, so consider eating it raw, adding something sweet for balance or cutting off the yellow spots.

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