Rapini is one of those great vegetables that is both familiar and exotic. It resembles a young, tender broccoli and has a freshness that is hard to resist. Often times it is sold with the edible yellow flowers still blooming. It has many names including Italian broccoli, turnip broccoli, Broccoli Rabe, Broccoletti.

Popular in both Italian and Chinese cooking, rapini makes a wonderful compliment to any meal. he Chinese version is not as pungent (flavorful)and tends to be more tender.

Rapini is a source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as potassium, calcium, and iron. Peak season is from fall to spring.

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