Church Brothers Farms is introducing sweet baby cauliflower (top) and sweet baby broccoli for foodservice. ( Courtesy Church Brothers Farms )

Church Brothers Farms, Salinas, Calif., is introducing sweet baby cauliflower and sweet baby broccoli to the foodservice market.

The baby cauliflower is a new variety with tender green stems that become brighter when cooked, and golden florets, according to a news release.

“Easy to prepare, this on-trend vegetable delivers versatility in the kitchen and pairs well with a broad range of world flavors,” according to the release. “From simple grilled or sautéed dishes, to more complex usages such as couscous, sweet baby cauliflower is a fresh twist on a favorite vegetable given its flavor, texture and elegant appearance.”

The sweet baby broccoli and cauliflower products are packed using Church Brothers’ proprietary Stay Fresh system, which prolongs shelf life by minimizing respiration and eliminating dehydration, according to the release. They are packed in 8-pound bulk cartons.

Sweet baby broccoli, a cross of kale and heirloom broccoli, is sweeter than broccoli and less bitter than kale, with a mild flavor and texture for multiple applications.

With Stay Fresh, the two products have a 17-day shelf life.

“Stay Fresh technology ensures our customers receive the highest quality product with the most reliable shelf life in the industry,” Rick Russo, senior vice president of sales and marketing, said in the release. “We are excited to roll out these new products in our state-of-the-line packs to our customers nationwide. Delicious on their own, they’re even better paired together.”

Church Brothers is featured in the Produce Marketing Association’s “solutions sampling” product area of its Foodservice: Delivered virtual conference through July 24.

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