Sweet and edible from floret to stem, it’s no wonder Perfection Broccolini is fast becoming one of our favourite greens.
The versatile green is a unique mix of broccoli and Chinese kale and has a mild peppery taste that becomes sweeter when cooked. But it’s the veggie’s big nutrition credentials that has nutritionist Jessica Sepel going mad for Broccolini.
The self-proclaimed lover of greens has always been a fan of the Brassica vegetable family – that’s Broccolini, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and kale.
“It’s just so much green goodness. I recommend to my clients to serve these veggies with each meal - yes even breakfast,” said Jessica.
“For me they are the definition of ‘superfood’ and Perfection Broccolini is the stand-out - so tasty, nutritious and versatile.”
Four reasons to eat Broccolini
Glowing skin – Forget smoothing on skin creams containing beta-carotene – eat it instead. Perfection Broccolini contains beta-carotene for healthy skin as well as a phytochemical called sulforaphane which is an anti-cancer compound and also has antioxidant effects on the body helping to protect skin cells and reduce inflammation. These are just two reasons going green will give your skin a healthy glow.
Liver detox - The brassica vegetable family, including Perfection Broccolini, are rich in indole 3 carbinol. It may sound like a NASA satellite, but it’s actually an enzyme that assists with liver detoxification and in turn, promotes hormonal balance. This is particularly important as we head towards the party season.
Immunity boost - Perfection Broccolini is high in vitamin A and C - key anti-ageing vitamins that help to fight off inflammation and keep the immune system strong. It’s also packed with essential nutrients, potassium for the heart and beta-carotene for healthy skin.
Love your Gut – We are now learning so much about the importance of good gut health and how it provides the foundation for a healthy body. Perfection Broccolini s high in fibre which helps to feed the good bacteria in your digestive system and acts as a prebiotic for the gut.