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Kai-Lan -- Chinese Brocoli

 

 

Escarole endive

Kai-lan
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Brassicales
Family:Brassicaceae
Genus:Brassica
Species:oleracea
Cultivar Group

Brassica oleracea Alboglabra Group

 

Kai-lan (Simplified Chinese: ‚¥Qp; Traditional Chinese: ‚¥†-; pinyin: jičlán), also known as Chinese broccoli or Chinese kale, is a leaf vegetable featuring thick, flat, glossy blue-green leaves with thick stems.

Kai-lan is eaten widely in Chinese cuisine, and especially in Cantonese cuisine. Common preparations include kai-lan stir-fried with ginger and garlic, and boiled kai-lan served with oyster sauce.

The pronunciation kai-lan and its alternate version gai-lan are Cantonese.

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