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Purple Sprouting Broccoli is a spring favourite. It's in season February to April and is a welcome relief from all the root vegetables during the hungry gap. It won't last long once picked, as it ages its sweet earthy taste is replaced by a slightly cabbagey favour. It's best eaten as soon as you get it home (who could resist anyway?). If you absolutely must store it - keep it in an airtight bag in the fridge.

Purple Sprouting Broccoli´s high vitamin C content makes it a great accompaniment to high iron foods such as shellfish, quinoa, red meat and legumes. Vitamin C aids the absorption of iron which is vital for making new red blood cells.

It doesn't need much to make the flavours soar!  It's spectacular slightly charred on the griddle with a little olive oil, lemon and a sprinkle of flakey sea salt. That said, it can also stand up to the robust flavors in stir fries or when paired with red meats such as lamb.

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