I love my job! I get to learn new things all the time. For example, we all know that broccoli is good for us, but did you know that the different parts of the broccoli plant each make their own unique contribution to its overall nutritional value — and that nearly all parts of the plant are edible? Yes, even the leaves…

    Nutritionally, the florets contain more beta-carotene than the stalks, but the leaves actually are a richer source of beta-carotene than either the stems or florets. The stems have a mild sweet flavor and are much higher in fiber than the florets. You’ll likely need to peel off the tough outer layer of the stems before cooking or eating, but it’s worth the extra 30 seconds this process takes! 

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