Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of the United States, was a huge fan of broccoli.

Broccoli is native to the eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor regions and easily spread to Italy, where is still thrives as a popular crop. From there this vegetable travelled to England where it was referred to as Italian Asparagus. America's exposure to Broccoli dates as far back as 1806 but it was not until the 1920's that thanks to a successful marketing campaign from broccoli farmers it gained popularity. By the 1930's it was a staple of the American diet.

Broccoli comes in a variety of colors, from deep sage to dark green and a purplish-green. We are lucky that California produces almost all the broccoli sold in the U.S.A.  So decide what dish you want to make tonight and find the broccoli that best complements it:

  •          Calabrese Broccoli
  •          Sprouting Broccoli
  •          Chinese Broccoli
  •          Broccoli Raab