Purple Broccoli is a sprouting type, and also a member of the Brassicaceae family. The vegetable is available in the late winter and early spring months. Purple broccoli is more versatile than the regular broccoli because it is more tender and cooks more quickly on high heat. However, the plant loses its purple color because of the high heat. Purple Broccoli provides a nutty and peppery flavor, with a bit of bitterness which is common for vegetables from the Brassica family.
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Order: Brassicales
- Family: Brassicaceae
- Genus: Brassica
- Species: B. oleracea
- Binomial Name: Brassica oleracea
Purple Broccoli Trivia
- Raw Purple Broccoli is consisted of around 90% of water.
- Thomas Jefferson was a huge fan of broccoli, he even imported the vegetable from Italy in May 1767.
- Purple Broccoli was first cultivated by the Romans around six hundred years BC.