As a hybrid of broccoli and kai-lan, a Chinese type of kale, tenderstem is high in folic acid and vitamins A and C. It has a rather sweet taste that can be described as being a mix between broccoli and asparagus.
It will keep in the fridge for up to five days but is best eaten within two days of purchase.
Tenderstem can be blanched, microwaved, boiled, stir fried, steamed, deep fried or grilled – and can even be eaten raw. It needs nothing more than a quick rinse. Stir frying or quickly steaming Tenderstem is the best way to keep all of its nutrients intact and is best used in salads, pasta dishes and risotto.