Geek talkBrassica rapa

But we talkRapini, Broccoli raab, cime di rapa, friarielli, grelos

DescriptionKnown for a smewhat bitter taste and its similarity in appearance to broccoli, broccoli rabe (pronounced "rob") actually is more closely related to mustard greens or turnips. Best eaten in the winter though available year round, broccoli rabe is often associated with Italian and Portuguese cuisine. Also referred to as rapini, broccoli rabe is typically prepared cooked as opposed to raw to soften the bitter taste and often served with garlic or lemon. .

Kitchen PharmacySeen as very helpful in reducing cancer risk especially colon, lung and stomach cancer. Helps prevent against heart disease and strokes and promotes good eyesight. Is believed to help alleviate the common cold and can be beneficial to reduce inflamation.

Nutrition: 1 Cup of Chopped Broccoli Rabe

Origin: Mediterranean or Asia

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