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March 2011 Issue

Broccoli Rabe: Broccoli’s Bolder Cousin

A centuries-old staple in Italian and Chinese cuisine, broccoli rabe (pronounced "rob") is gaining popularity on the American plate. Despite its name, this dark leafy green is actually a closer relative of the turnip family than broccoli. While it was originally cultivated in the Mediterranean and China, it is well known around the world by many names, such as rapini, Italian or Chinese broccoli, and turnip broccoli.

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