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Rapini - A member of the turnip family with a complex, nutty taste and lots of nutritional value!

Scientific Binomial Name: Brassica rapa var. ruvo

SELECTION INFORMATION
Usage

Used in Italian and Chinese cooking. Cook like broccoli - broil, stir-fry, braise, sauté or steam.

Selection

Known by many names including Broccoli Raab, Choi Sum and Chinese Flowering Cabbage, good-quality rapini will have bright-green leaves that are crisp, upright and not wilted.

Avoid

Avoid product with leaves that are wilted, yellowing or have dark green patches of slime.

Storage

Always store lettuce, cabbage, etc in the refrigerator.

To prolong storage life, cut the stem end and soak in warm water for 2-3 minutes before storing in your refrigerator.

Ripening

In general, vegetables will not ripen further after harvest.

  • Nutritional Information
  • Rapini is low in Saturated Fat. Rapini's also a good source of Pantothenic Acid, and an excellent of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Mag

  • Tips & Trivia
  • Don't throw away lettuce, greens, celery, etc that has been in your refrigerator a little too long and gone limp. Revive most leafy vegetables by cutting a small amount from the stem-end, soaking in warm (100 degree) water for 5 minutes, drain and refrige

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