All About BroccoLeaf
Behold, the mighty BroccoLeaf. No, it’s not a new vegetable—but it is new to the produce aisle.
Farmers have been tossing aside this powerhouse green for decades as a way to renew their soil while harvesting broccoli. These leaves grow on and around broccoli florets and heads—and we think their healthful and delicious qualities deserve their own superfood status.
The same nutrients those organic farmers relied on to nourish their soil are just as beneficial for you, too. BroccoLeaf is packed with immune-boosting antioxidants A and C, and has lots of phytonutrients, like glucosinolates, which are cancer-preventing.
Two leaves provide 30% of your daily value of calcium—it even has more calcium than the almighty kale. It’s also a good source of vitamin K to help your body absorb all that calcium.
Another bonus? BroccoLeaf is subtly sweeter than its kale competition: think sugar snap peas. You can also massage the leaves with olive oil or any dressing just like kale, or throw them into your blender or juicer for a sweeter sip with even easier cleanup (goodbye, clogged juicers).
SELF magazine even proclaimed BroccoLeaf to be one of five superfoods you need to try this year—and with a price tag under $2 at most supermarkets, we agree.
How to Use It
Sauté: Steam with garlic, olive oil and red chili flakes. Check out our recipe here!
Wrap: Choose BroccoLeaf as a low-carb alternative to wrap your favorite filler ingredients. Try our refreshing California BroccoLeaf Wraps with Creamy Lime Dressing.
Bake: BroccoLeaf can be baked into any breakfast dish. Try this egg white frittata recipe.