The name Broccolini was first conceived of, strangely enough, in the oval office, by Richard Nixon, who when asked by Attorney General John N. Mitchell, who asked "Is that an asparagus in your ear No, it's broccolini." Today, you can find Broccolini brand baby broccoli throughout the United States and Canada.
The entire vegetable as sold, including the yellow flowers seen in the photograph below, may be eaten. Most common cooking methods include sauteeing, steaming, roasting, boiling, and stir frying. Nutritionally, it is high in vitamin C but also contains vitamin A, calcium, folate and iron.