Packed full of vitamins and possessing an earthy, sweet flavour, purple sprouting broccoli can add a beautiful pop of colour to any dinner plate. Russell Brown reports
Purple sprouting broccoli is sometimes called poor man's asparagus, but that, perhaps, does this earthy, sweet brassica a disservice. For a start, this is one of the first leafy vegetables to arrive in the new year, slotting in nicely between the end of the Brussels sprouts and the start of spring cabbages. It also has a great flavour, looks the part and is hugely versatile.
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