Cime di Rapa - Broccoli Rabe

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$12.95 8oz (230g)

Cime di Rapa - Broccoli Rabe - 8oz (230g)

Broccoli Rabe (or Rapini) are a variety of turnip typical of the Salento region. They are a staple of the Apulian tradition, being an integral part of the Apulian identity as well as a main ingredient of many typical dishes.

Broccoli Rabe are grown from October and harvested in different phases from December to March, depending on the variety of the plant. Following I Contadini growing technique, the Broccoli Rabe are picked from the same plant more than once, cutting the greenest, most tender shoots. They only select the best ones, which have thin, firm stems, closed florets and no yellow parts, with a consistent bright green color. They then completely remove all of the leaves and use just a minimum part of the plant, which they wash, blanch and bottle in extra virgin olive oil, completely by hand. They add a touch of garlic and chili pepper, as the traditional recipe want it, and they only use natural ingredients - lemon and cider vinegar - to preserve them. 

Savor the authentic goodness of this vegetable straight from the jar, or enjoy them as a side dish, in your salads and pasta, and obviously with Orecchiette, in one of the most iconic dishes of the Apulian cuisine, the Orecchiette with Cime di Rapa

About I Contadini

I Contadini are located in Ugento, in the Salento area of Puglia. Edoardo, Emanuele and Gianna are the three Trentin siblings who grow, harvest, transform and prepare lots of vegetables, according to the strong traditions that are deeply rooted in the area. A childhood spent in the sunlit fields, where their grandpa Fiumano grew capers. Three very different siblings, united by a big dream. They have love for the land in their blood; they get up when it’s still dark, following nature’s rhythms, the seasons, and without ever losing their smile - an element that is as essential as water. Fresh and healthy are words that have true meaning for them: hard work, respect for people and nature, a love for simplicity and wholesomeness. Colors, flavors, and the intense emotions of those who know how to wait and who cultivate hope and passion.

Ingredients: turnip greens (65%), sunflower oil, extra virgin olive oil, chili pepper, whole salt, apple cider vinegar, garlic, lemon juice. 

Storage: store in a cool, dry place away from light and direct heat. After opening, store in the refrigerator and consume within 7 days.

Weight: 8oz (230g)

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