An English heirloom, purple sprouting broccoli is bred for overwintering. It grows slowly throughout the winter and produces lots of purple heads in the spring, giving us the first delicious break from winter roots.
Purple-sprouting broccoli has been found to contain higher contents of antioxidant compounds compared with green broccoli, but tends to show higher sensitivity to cooking treatments. Nash’s purple broccoli is so tender (including the stems!), we recommend cutting it up in a salad for maximum flavor and nutrition.
That said, it is also super delicious roasted, as in this Roasted Purple Broccoli Parmesan recipe.