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.