Broccoli Rabe

Broccoli Rabe (or Raap or Raab), also known as Rapini, Broccoletti, Broccoli di Rape, Cime di Rapa, Rape, Rappi, Friarielli is a common vegetable in the cuisines of southern Italy, Galicia, and China. The plant is a member of the mustard family. Rapini has many spiked leaves that surround clusters of green buds that resemble small heads of broccoli. Small, edible yellow flowers may be blooming among the buds. The flavor of rapini has been described as nutty, bitter, and pungent. It is often prepared steamed with lemon or garlic. Rapini is a source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as potassiu..

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