capitulum

albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)May 23, 2012

Is the part of broccoli and cauliflower that we in the US usually eat the "capitulum"?

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terrestrial_man(9)

The term "capitulum" applies only to members of the Compositae or Sunflower Family. Broccoli and cauliflower are members of the Cruciferae or Brassiaceae and what are being eaten is a corymb type of racemose inflorescenes.

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