Romanesco Broccoli

Romanesco broccoli is a breed of cauliflower and is a flowering vegetable. Botanically speaking, it is part of cruciferous vegetable family. 

It is native to the Mediterranean and has been cultivated in European regions since the 16th century. Due to its pointy, turret-like floret structure it is also called the minaret broccoli, coral broccoli or turret cauliflower. Romanesco should be placed for a short amount of time in salt water before preparing, so that any small insects are washed away. It is usually eaten cooked but it can be eaten raw when it is very young.

Season: From May to November

Nutritional Value Table

per 100 g edible portion
Energy Nutrients Minerals Vitamins
22 kcal Protein 2.4 g Sodium 14 mg A 0 mg
90 kJ Fat 0.3 g Potassium 328 mg B1 0.1 mg
  Carbohydrates 2.3 g Calcium 20 mg B2 0.1 mg
  Dietary fibres 2.4 g Phosphorus 48 mg C 73 mg
    Magnesium 17 mg E 0.2 mg

Energy: 22 kcal, 90 kJ

Nutrients: Protein 2.4 g, Fat 0.3 g, Carbohydrates 2.3 g, Dietary fibres 2.4 g

Minerals: Sodium 14 mg, Potassium 328 mg, Calcium 20 mg, Phosphorus 48 mg, Magnesium 17 mg, Iron 0.5 mg

Vitamins: A 0 mg, B1 0.1 mg, B2 0.1 mg, C 73 mg, E 0.2 mg

Did you know...?

Romanesco is similar in nutritional values to cauliflower; however, the beta-carotene content is significantly higher.

1 portion a day corresponds to:

A Romanesco that is eight to ten centimetres in diameter