Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family. It's leafy stalks and the green buds of its flowering head are eaten as a vegetable.

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Whipping Cream

Can whipping cream be used instead of heavy cream in a broccoli quiche?

Whipping cream is almost the same as heavy cream but is a bit lighter. I have used both interchangeably in many recipes without problem.

One thing I would suggest is to use a prob thermometer in the quiche. It is a good idea to have one around anyway for all kinds of things. Set the alarm to go off at 165°F. This will allow to bake the quiche to the perfect temperature for the ingredients you use.

A setting of 165 is the very low end for a quiche but remember, the quiche will keep cooking after it is removed from the oven. expect at least another 5°F rise in temp after you take it out of the oven.


How do you describe broccoli?

Broccoli has very thick green stems that bushes out on top into smaller separate sections. Each section has edible tips that are green and resemble small trees. Broccoli is good chopped into small pieces or cut into larger piece and cooked until tender. It's delicious to eat as it is when cooked naturally and also in recipes. The popular dish, broccoli and cheese is made with cooked, tender broccoli before draining and stirring in cheese until it melts and mixes in with the broccoli. You can also make cheese sauces, which you serve poured over the broccoli on a plate. Either way it is cooked or served, broccoli is a favorite among vegetables and nutritionally powerful.


What part of the plant is broccoli?

The entire plant is broccoli. The part you like to eat is 'florets'

Dieting and Weight Loss

Is broccoli a complex carb?


Parakeets (Budgerigars)

Can parakeets eat broccoli?

Yes they can. When my parakeet was alive, she LOVED broccoli.


What nutrients does broccoli have?

This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Protein, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Selenium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium and Manganese.


How do you pronounce broccoli raab?

BROCK-O-LI (LI as in List) Rarb (As in Barbara)

Cooking Techniques
Soups and Stews

What can you do if you added too much pepper to your cream of broccoli soup?

Add more cream of broccoli soup. Or, try just adding more cream, anything but more pepper. You can also add a tablespoon of lemon juice and a pinch of sugar - keep doing this until you balance out the peppery taste.


Does broccoli grow above or below?

Above ground. It is a flower.

Skin Disorders

Can eating broccoli give you an allergic reaction like a red itchy rash?

I don't know about a red itchy rash, but I haven't eaqten broccoli since I was 5, and I just ate a bowl of pasta with chunks of broccoli in it a few days ago. That night, I was itching like crazy, and I had all these little red bumps on my arms and the sides of my forehead. They were sooo itchy, so I figured I might be slightly allergic. I did some research, and I found out that, yes, you can be allergic to broccoli(that's what I was wondering) and that in some cases, the symptoms were serious itching and redness, stuff like that. --------------------------------------------------------------------- My partner's Fijian 7yo son had never eaten broccoli until tonight (28/7/08) and he vomited and came out in the same rash that the writer above described; red bumps on arms and legs and face. His face and tongue also swelled up considerably. It seemed to go away after 2 hours however we were considering hospital at one stage because of the swelling tongue.


Which is the best way to cook broccoli?

i steam it and put a little melted cheese on it for my son and he actually eats it

Fruits and Vegetables

What part of broccoli is healthier the stem or the florets?

You could say that the florets are healthier than the stems. Broccoli is high in minerals and vitamins such as beta carotene, calcium, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin C. But there is more beta carotene in the florets than there is in the rest of the plant. And the darker the green color of the florets, the higher the beta carotene and vitamin C content. Although raw broccoli is healthy, cooking releases more of the nutrients.

Calorie Count

How many calories are in broccoli?

25 per cup

Cooking Techniques

How long does it take to steam cook broccoli?

Not long. You are more softening it than cooking it. You still want lots of CRUNCH left in it.

Gordon Ramsay said it should be no longer then 4.5 minutes. Stick a fork in it to check softness. If it goes right through then its well cooked.

It depends on what you like, but you should steam fresh broccoli around 6-7 minutes to make it al dente.


Is broccoli an acid or base?

It's neither, it's a vegetable.


What county does broccoli originally come from?



How do you get Smell of broccoli out of microwave?

cook lemon juice in water.....seriously it works

Food Safety

Can you eat broccoli when it has changed colors?

Yes. However, it is better to eat it as soon as you buy it.

Cooking Poultry
Meal Planning

Is chicken brown rice and broccoli a good food combination?

yes yes it is boy gorge


What vitamins are in broccoli?

Broccoli has vitamin A, B9, K and is high in vitamin Cand dietary fiber. It also contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties, such as diindolylmethane and small amounts of selenium.

Vitamins and Supplements

Does 100g of broccoli contain more vitamin c than 204 apples?

100 g of broccoli contain about 90mg of Vitamin C - the apples contain about 1000 mg total, so no.

Broccoli contain approx. 90 mg vitamin C/100 g or apple contain approx. 5 mg vitamin C/100 g.


How long does it take to cook broccoli?

Broccoli is one of those vegetables that is overcooked way too often. It dulls the flavor and destroys a lot of the nutrients.

  • The best way to cook it is to cut up florets and drop them into boiling water for about a minute. It's just beyond blanching them, so it removed the hard crunch, but still leaves it firm and brightly colored enough to be worth eating.
  • You can also microwave it for about 2.5 minutes for a head. Put it in a closed (vented) microwaveable dish with about half a cup of water so it steams lightly.
  • Personally, I like to toss in a little olive oil, salt and pepper (and maybe some onion/garlic powder) and roast it in the oven at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for a few minutes -- just till it begins to brown a drop. Turn the oven off and let it sit another 5 minutes to soften.

if you like it mushy then that can take up to like an hour

Did Albert Broccoli work deveoping the vegetible Broccoli?

No one developed the vegetable broccoli. Broccoli was not invented by man.


Why would you be craving broccoli?

It seems like your craving brocolli because your body needs it. When your body craves salt for example, its likely that your body is low on salt. Brocolli is full of iron, maybe your body is craving food with iron, in this case vegies and lots of it.


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