Why is broccolini so expensive?

As for the price tag, there’s a good reason why broccolini is more expensive than broccoli. A bunch of broccoli consists of two or three stalks of broccoli, so it takes three simple cuts to harvest. A bunch of broccolini has 15 to 20 stalks. That’s a lot more work — and a lot more money.

What is the difference between broccoli and broccolini?

Broccolini was developed as a hybrid of broccoli and Chinese broccoli in Japan. It looks almost identical to broccoli, but is much smaller and more delicate. Though broccoli and broccolini have very similar flavors, broccolini is slightly sweeter and could be compared to asparagus.

Is broccolini available year round?

Broccolini is best in the spring and summer months, but available year-round. Broccolini Aspirations are a more versatile vegetable than common broccoli as they were bred to be more tender but also to withstand higher heat.

Does Whole Foods have broccolini?

Broccolini with Roasted Garlic: Small | Pearl | Whole Foods Market.

What can I substitute for broccolini?

Broccolini Substitute
  • Broccoli.
  • Chinese broccoli.
  • Cauliflower.
  • Asparagus.
  • Kale.

Are rapini and broccolini the same?

Broccolini is actually a HYBRID vegetable, a cross between broccoli and Chinese broccoli that was invented in 1993. … Lastly, we have broccoli rabe, also known as rapini, which is not a broccoli derivative at all and is instead more closely related to the turnip.