Can Broccoli Leaves Be Eaten?

When you think of eating broccoli, you are probably thinking of the “head” of the plant, which is the part most commonly eaten. There are other parts to the plant, but which ones can be eaten and which can’t?

Can broccoli leaves be eaten?


Broccoli leaves are actually very rich in vitamin A, and are very good when steamed or stir-fried.

It’s best to use younger leaves, as older broccoli leaves will be tougher and have a more bitter taste.

If you’re willing to give it a try, here is an excellent recipe for beef and broccoli leaves.

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