A vegetable with a dark green flowering head and a lighter green stalk. It has an earthy and mild bitter taste.
A variety of broccoli was introduced to the U.S. by Italian immigrants during the early 20th century.
Like the artichoke, broccoli is essentially a large edible flower.
“Health Benefits of Broccoli” from WebMD https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/health-benefits-broccoli#1
“The History of Broccoli” by Peggy Trowbridge Filippone (2020) https://www.thespruceeats.com/broccolihistory-1807573
New Oxford Book of Food Plants by John Vaughan et al. (2009)