Known as Gai Lan and growing to about 20cm tall, Chinese Broccoli is a dark-green leafy vegetable that is essential to Asian Cuisine. The outer leaves are thick and flat and resemble Kale. The stems are short and thick, similar to regular Broccoli. All parts of this leafy vegetable are edible, however, it is cultivated for its flower stems and attached younger leaves.
Available all year round. Peak season is winter.
For optimum keeping, it is recommended that you wrap 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.