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About choy sum

Also known as Chinese flowering cabbage, choy sum is a leafy green vegetable that's often used in Chinese stir-fry dishes. In fact, it's one of the most popular vegetables used in Cantonese cuisine. The literal translation of the name means "heart of the vegetable," and it's related to cauliflower, broccoli, and mustard. Choy sum is native to China and believed to have been used since the fifth century. Over the years, the cultivation increased and spread to neighboring countries. Today, it's one of the most popular vegetables in Southeast Asia.

The entire above-ground portion of the vegetable is edible, including the leaves, stalks, and flowers. Unlike many other types of cabbage, choy sum never forms any compact heads and resembles a cross between rapini and bok choy. Its stems are about 6 to 8 inches in length, and it has oval leaves and yellow flowering buds. The stems are pale green and connected to lightly serrated green leaves, while its flowers are edible and have a subtle mustard flavor.

Depending on how old the plant is, the young stems are sweeter than the more mature ones with a stronger, more pungent flavor. When ripe, the vegetable is juicy, tender, and crunchy and might have a slightly bitter taste, often compared to that of broccoli rabe.

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