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Do broccoli crowns go bad faster than whole broccoli?

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Do broccoli crowns go bad faster than whole broccoli?

Howard_2 | Sep 12, 2010 04:21 PM

The supermarkets have stopped selling whole broccoli, and now sell only crowns.

But I *think* I've noticed that the crowns start turning stale faster than whole broccoli, and I wonder if anyone else has noticed this.

Specifically, I've noticed that the buds or ends of a stalk of broccoli crown start turning yellow pretty fast--faster, I think, than a whole stalk.

Has anyone else noticed this?

BTW, a while ago I did some calculations on crowns vs whole broccoli, and it's a great deal for the supermarket. The amount of stalk that they cut off weighs very little, and the amount by which they mark it up goes way beyond simply labor.

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