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Broccoli

Description 

Broccoli is closely related to cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, and mustard; indeed, its name comes from the Italian word for "cabbage sprout." Native to the Mediterranean region and Asia Minor, until the 1920's in the United States, only ethnic Italians were familiar with it. Due to the temperate climate of the Salinas Valley, broccoli is a year 'round commodity. It is a high-quality vegetable for fresh use and is one of the more popular frozen vegetables. Broccoli is highly nutritious and has been deemed an anti-cancer food by the American Cancer Society. This vegetable is a good source of Vitamin A, iron, calcium, and riboflavin (or vitamin B2). The edible portion of the broccoli plant consists of the tender stem and the unopened flower buds.



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Product Specifications (Waxed corrugated carton)


Availability P=Peak; A=Available (The peak months for production are April through October)


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Foodservice and Retail Professionals - Boggiatto® broccoli is available year 'round. Order through your regular produce distributor. If your distributor doesn't carry our products, call us at 831.424.4864 and we'll help direct you or your distributor to a local service.


Distributors - Purchase Boggiatto® broccoli directly from our facility in Salinas, California or seasonally from Brawley, California. Call our sales department at 831.424.4864 to arrange for shipping.