An essential and indispensable ingredient to Asian cooking, Gai Lan (Chinese Broccoli) is a tall, dark green leaf vegetable. The outer leaves are thick and flat and resemble Kale. The stems are short and thick, similar to regular Broccoli.
Health Benefits - Like other green leaf vegetables, it is a powerhouse when it comes to nutrition. It is stacked full of beta carotene and vitamin E.
Flavour - Slightly bitter and earthy. It is best after a quick steam or stir fry.
Availability - Available all year round.
Storage - Store Chinese broccoli in newspaper or place them in a breathable plastic bag. Chinese broccoli need a good balance of humidity and oxygen to keep fresh. Place them in the dry crisp area of the refrigerator.