Rapini has been a vegetable favorite among people in Italy and Hong Kong, and is now becoming more common in American restaurants.
Also called Broccoli Rabe, the health benefits of rapini are huge. Rapini is good for your bones due to a high content of vitamin K. Just one half cup of rapini contains 169 micrograms of vitamin K, a daily dose enough to keep bones from thinning.
Rapini contains properties that result in promoting eye health, antioxidant protection, osteoporosis protection, alleviation of hypertension (high blood pressure), and reduced cancer risk.
Rapini has a brave pleasant bitter taste that becomes more subtle in cooking. Its flavor is often complimented when cooked with crushed garlic and chili flakes. Rapini is a versatile vegetable and pairs well with several dishes.