The Rape belongs to the family of Cruciferae. It has round dark brown seeds whose
sprouts grow very quickly: they are ready to be eaten in 5/6 days.
Rape sprouts are healthful for their high contents of Vitamin C and minerals such
as Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus and Magnesium.
Rape sprouts have a slightly sharp taste which is pleasant and appetizing. They suit
very well with different kinds of food: in fact they are used to spice up sauces,
soups, meat, raw and boiled fish.
One of the many recipes
Steamed cod-fish with rape sprouts
- 600 gr cod-fish
- 2 lt vegetables broth
- 50 gr rape sprouts
- 10 gr minced chive
- 30 gr extra virgin olive oil
Boil the cod-fish into broth. Strain and bone it. Spread the pulp on a dish, sprinkle
with sprouts and chive. Before serving, dress with olive oil.