Broccoli florets (and crowns) are covered under the U.S. Grade Standards for Broccoli. A blogger sent in these pictures and was interested in everyone’s comments. Would the discoloration affecting the cut stems be a defect? There is no definite mention of this in the grade standard, only the general definition of damage, “materially detracts from the appearance, or the edible or marketing quality of the broccoli.”
Let me know your thoughts……no defect…..damage….or serious damage?