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A broccoflower is a combination of broccoli and cauliflower, having the physical characteristics of a white cauliflower with a color that is lime-green. It is described as having a delicious sweet and mild flavor that is somewhat between the two, but raw, it’s more like cauliflower and cooked, it’s more like broccoli.
Broccoflower has more Vitamin C than oranges and additional health benefits like other cruciferous vegetables. Check out the Yuma County AZ Cooperative Extension site for more fascinating info on this uniquely colored veggie.
Recipe: Curry Roasted Broccoflower
2 heads broccoflower
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash broccoflower and chop into small bite-size pieces. In a large mixing bowl, toss together broccoflower and all other ingredients. Place broccoflower pieces on a cookie sheet and bake for up to 45 minutes, until tender.
Recipe from journalist Jaime McLeod’s Oct. 2009 blog site “What the Heck is a Broccoflower?”