You may be surprised what is in some food products with the "natural" label.

By Diane Dembicki, PhD, LMT, CYT, Clinical Associate Professor, Director of the M.S. in Nutrition Program

broccoflowerA 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?”


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