OrtoMayo - Vegan 'Spiert' Broccoli Mayonnaise
Turnip broccoli 'spiert variety' (64%), extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, whole sea salt
Did you know that ... Spiert is a dialect term from the upper Sele Valley, meaning 'wild'. There are many varieties of wild broccoli: in Apulia they are called marasciuolo, in Lazio they are called ramoracce or chiacchetelli, in Salento they are called mugnoli. Their use is the same: the florets, which are the inflorescence, and the tenderest leaves are taken and eaten boiled or sautéed in a pan with garlic, oil and chilli pepper or in oil for stuffing, pizzas, calzoni and panzerotti.
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Vegan Broccoli Mayonnaise 'Spiert': a nutritious and tasty alternative
Vegan Broccoli Mayonnaise 'Spiert' is a nutritious and tasty choice for those who want to enjoy a delicious condiment without the addition of animal products. The recipe uses broccoli instead of egg, making it an ideal choice for those on a vegan or lactose intolerant diet. The creamy texture and delicate flavour of broccoli make this mayonnaise perfect for adding flavour to salads, sandwiches, veggie burgers or as a dip with vegetables. In addition, broccoli is rich in vitamins and antioxidants, making this mayonnaise not only tasty but also very nutritious.
The salvation of wild broccoli
Spiert' broccoli is wild broccoli, an ancient variety known to the Romans, who harvested and prepared it to cure high blood pressure or to eliminate toxins from the intestines.
For several decades, our farmers considered it a weed, growing wild and luxuriant in olive groves, vineyards or by the roadside, disturbing their work. Later, farmers saved its seeds and began to systematically cultivate this herb with a unique flavour.
Broccoli is also known for its beneficial properties for the body, being rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, folate, potassium and iron. Broccoli is also an excellent source of antioxidants, which can counteract the effects of free radicals and reduce inflammation. It also helps to keep the bowels regular thanks to its fibre content.