In Season: May to November
Rapini, also known as broccoli rabe, is related to both the cabbage and the turnip family. It is packed full of nutrients and has a slightly bitter flavour that works well cheese and other rich foods. Rapini is more common in Europe, especially in Italy where braised rapini is a popular dish. Aside from braising, rapini can also be fried, steamed, or used in soups and salads.
Store rapini wrapped in plastic in the vegetable bin of your refrigerator for 5-7 days.
Rapini is low in Saturated Fat. It is also a good source of Pantothenic Acid, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc and Manganese.