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Broccoli

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The ideal head of broccoli is firm and rounded. The buds should be closed and their structure very fine.

For top quality, broccoli is best grown on light to heavy clay soils. Broccoli requires a soil that is rich in nutrients. At BEHR Gemüsegarten, broccoli is grown in the field only and harvested by hand. BEHR GemüseGarten also supplies organically grown broccoli.

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Supermarket broccoli is usually wrapped in cling film and should be left wrapped until it is to be prepared, since the film gives the vegetable the approx 90% humidity it needs. Broccoli is an excellent vegetable for freezing. The broccoli should first be washed and then blanched, by immersing it in boiling water for about 3 minutes. The broccoli can then be stored in the freezer for up to 10 months.