Brassicas are the stereotypical vegetable. They look weird, smell a bit strange and you’ll have a battle on your hands to get your kids to eat them! Nevertheless, they’re well worth the struggle as they’re packed full of goodness.
Generally speaking they’re another fantastic source of vitamin C, a great source of soluble fibre and also contain multiple nutrients with potent anticancer properties.
Not only that, brassicas are also extremely low in calories (just 25 calories in 100g of raw cabbage) and they’re virtually fat free.
We supply tonnes of brassicas every day to our customers all around the country.
Our range includes white cabbage, green cabbage, red cabbage, pink star cabbage, savoy cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, tenderstem broccoli, purple sprouting broccoli, Brussels sprouts, curly kale, Romanesco and more!
Brassicas were originally grown in parts of Western Europe, the Mediterranean and cooler regions of Asia, but are now grown worldwide because they’re so popular and eaten in a wide variety of cuisines.
They’re also highly valued for their nutritional content, although boiling them (as most of us Brits are guilty for) does have a negative impact on the nutritional content… Steaming, stir-frying or even microwaving are better options that result in a lot less loss of the good stuff.