Did you know?

3 things you don’t know about purple sprouting broccoli

(1) This is at its the best between February and April.

(2) This has great flavour and nutritious - a single portion provides half your daily requirement of carotenoids and high levels of folic acid and vitamins A and C.

(3) This was initially cultivated by the Romans. Marcus Gavius Apicius, one of the creators of the earliest known recipe books, said “Prepare them with a mix of cumin and coriander seeds, chopped onion, a few drops of oil and sun-made wine”

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