Fresh-cut broccoli florets should be tight, firm, turgid, and dark green without blooming buds. There should be no sulfur odor or discoloration along the stems and cut ends.
Peak Growing Season
Broccoli is available throughout the year. Their peak season is from March to November.
Broccoli florets can be used in salad bars, added to stir-fries, or steamed.
Broccoli florets are ready to serve.
Broccoli florets should be stored between 32–35 degrees Fahrenheit with a relative humidity of 90–95 percent. Keep opened bags tightly closed to preserve freshness.
Best If Used By
Broccoli florets can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 14 days.
1/2 cup of raw broccoli florets provides:
|Saturated Fat||0.019 g|
|Vitamin C||33.1 mg|
|Vitamin A||53 RAE|
|Dietary Fiber||1.0 g|
Source of Information
Produce Marketing Association [http://www.pma.com/]
Produce Oasis [http://www.produceoasis.com]
U.S. Department of Agriculture Nutrition Data Laboratory [http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=12-35-45-00]