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Help quick! How much broccoli should I buy?

Asked by LilCosmo (1814points) January 5th, 2014

I am making a recipe that calls for ten cups of broccoli florets. I am getting ready to brave the cold and pick up the ingredients, but I really don’t even have an idea of how many bunches of broccoli I will need to buy. Any estimates?

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muppetish's avatar

I’m not sure how accurate it is, but a quick google search yielded this, which indicates that 10 cups of florets is approximately three heads of broccoli.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

That sounds about right to me. When unsure, going up is better than less, so I would say three, but if you get four, you can be certain, and there’s always tomorrow for anything left.

hearkat's avatar

I third that it should be 3 or 4 heads of broccoli. I tend to be be a bit picky when trimming any potentially yucky bits off.

janbb's avatar

Yeah – I would get 4 just to be sure too.

LilCosmo's avatar

Thanks! I’m picking up four bunches!

jaytkay's avatar

For future reference- vegetables are cheap, buy a lot.

Also, if you have raw leftovers, freeze the florets on cookie sheets, and save them in ziploc bags.

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gailcalled's avatar

What are you making that calls for 10 cups of broccoli florets?

LilCosmo's avatar

@gailcalled sesame ginger broccoli soup.

At the local grocery store broccoli was $3.49 a bunch so since I couldn’t bring myself to spend $14 on broccoli I am going to hold off on my soup until I can get to Costco where I know the price will be much more reasonable.

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