In this year's edition of Fruit Attraction, the seed company Sakata Seed Ibérica will unveil Bimi, a new and unique vegetable with gourmet overtones.
The Japanese company with a worldwide presence, known in Spain for the quality of its brassica and cucurbitaceae seeds, will present its new brassica called Bimi on Wednesday the 15th, the first day of the Fruit Attraction fair.
Bimi, also known as Broccolini, Baby broccoli, or Tenderstem, is a natural hybrid of broccoli and Chinese kale. It has a unique shape because it looks like broccoli thanks to its florets, but it has a long thin stem, with a sweeter and softer taste, like green asparagus.
This designer vegetable is grown all over Europe, especially in the fields of the United Kingdom and the southwest of Spain.
Thanks to its high content of essential nutrients it has been named a super-vegetable. It has been shown to contain more zinc, folic acid, antioxidans, and vitamic C that green asparagus, traditional broccoli, kale, and spinach. Therefore, based on its high content of vitamins and minerals, many studies confirm that Bimi offers an extraordinary array of health benefits if one eats just three portions a week.
It is also thought that Bimi helps to prevent stomach, colon, and lung cancer, since it has 45% more glucosinolates -an anti-cancer agent found in brassicas- than other varieties of broccoli. It also contains sinigrin, which helps to remove pre-cancerous cells.
If you would like to see this interesting product, Sakata would like to invite you to pass by their stand, 7D11, on Wednesday the 15th at 12 noon.