If you love broccoli, here's a good reason to make every bite count!
Shortly after sunrise, on a mountain-top clearing just outside Baguio City, I chanced upon some farmers harvesting broccoli heads in a frost-draped field. As I waded through the overgrown mounds, I was surprised to learn the harvested heads were only a fraction of the total plant biomass needed to produced it. In other words, the inedible portion can be nearly 90% of the total weight of the plant, and will be left behind to rot in the field. That sounds like a lot of waste, and it is, but that's how it works, at least for broccoli. So the next time you eat this sumptuous veggie, remember to make every bite count. Enjoy.
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