Product Type: Asda Spices & Seasoning
Newest Review: ... chart stated as is the size (as I have listed already) and contact details for Asda are given. The bag like all of the other frozen vegeta... more
Fresh? Frozen? Does it really matter?!
Asda Freshly Frozen Broccoli Florets
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Asda Freshly Frozen Broccoli Florets
Advantages: Great to use straight from frozen so you never run out
Disadvantages: Cooking times are a bit out, bits in the bag of the florets
Living on my own I find that whenever I buy myself fresh vegetables that I always end up letting them go off or not using them all up therefore getting a lot of waste. Besides all that having limited mobility through M.E and a back problem I get put off making myself what my mother calls proper meals due to the time and effort they take! However recently I have a way of overcoming this and that's by buying frozen vegetables that are prepared already and done for me.
Now I love Broccoli so when I spotted this at only £1.30 a 1kg bag in my local Asda store I snapped it up to be honest!
These simply come in a plastic bag with a picture of some broccoli cooked on the front of it and we are told what they are of course. On the back of the bag other information listed includes ingredients and cooking advice being given, there is a full nutritional chart stated as is the size (as I have listed already) and contact details for Asda are given. The bag like all of the other frozen vegetables I have bought isn't resealable though but lucky for me I do have a selection of ties and plastic clips to hand should I need them.
The Broccoli Florets:
Well these are nice dark and rich green coloured florets of all different shapes and sizes with a little stalk to each. You can cook these in pan of water on the hob, in the microwave or by steaming them and all of those methods take about 5 minutes to cook from frozen....well that's what Asda saysanyway.
Because I had a large bag just for me the first time I cooked some was on the hob and they actually took me 10 minutes to cook to get them soft enough to eat as the stalky bits were too hard for me but to be fair it all comes down to taste I guess. With the rest of them I was going to steam them and I followed the instructions to the t and found that that way took me more like 15 minutes. Either way though these tasted great, fresh and as you would expect broccoli to taste really. They are unseasoned, look nice and like I say taste just as you would expect fresh broccoli to taste!
According to some information on the front of my bag I am told that they are naturally high in vitamin C and a natural source of folacin as well as just 80g of these being counted as one of my fruit/vegetable portions a day and I have to say I really do like and appreciate these though don't follow the cooking instructions is my best advice!
Nutritional Information Boiled Per 80g:
Energy: 23 Kcal
Of which sugars: 0.7g
Of which saturates: 0.2g
Only available from Asda stores or from Asda.com
Summary: A really handy product to have and very versatile too!
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