The Next Big Superfood Is Already in Your Kitchen

Victoria Hoff

Used to tossing (or composting) the leaves on broccoli stalks? You may want to reconsider the next time you're cooking up a stir-fry. According to health experts, "broccoleaf" is staged to be the next buzzy nutritional powerhouse.

Broccoli leaves, which taste like a milder version of kale, are chock-full of nutrients like vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, and potassium. You can juice them or put them in salads or, really, any other kind of vegetable dish. The bonus, of course, is that unlike many of the trendy yet exotic superfoods that cross our radar, they probably already pass through your kitchen on a regular basis—which means that when you buy unpackaged broccoli, you're getting two veggies for the price of one. 

Of course, manufacturers are using this as an opportunity to package these leaves separately under the cutesy "broccoleaf" moniker, but we recommend just hitting your local farmers marketthat is, of course, while the season still allows.

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