About Tenderstem®

What adventures are made of

You’ll never guess where Tenderstem® is from! Go on try! No? Well, we’ll tell you then. A long time ago in Japan, someone had the bright idea to bring together two of their favourite vegetables to make a new one that was full of flavour and packed with goodness. Using classical plant-breeding techniques, they crossed broccoli with Chinese kale and hey presto! Tenderstem® was born. How about that!

We also have the colourful, buttery, flavoursome cousin of Tenderstem® - Tenderstem Royale®. Distinctively darker in colour with purple hues this innovative veggie is packed full of nutritional goodness. High in fibre, a good source of potassium and filled with vitamins A, B6 and C. This hybrid veg is also low in calories, fat, saturates, sugar and very low in salt. Providing the perfect pop of colour to any meal, adding balance to your dish and to your diet. Tenderstem Royale® is deliciously succulent and ready to enjoy in just minutes with no prep time and zero waste. Serve raw as part of a colourful crudité selection, toss in sesame oil for a flavourful stir-fry, or serve as a side to your favourite, can’t-go-wrong roast. Pick your pack of Tenderstem Royale® all year round exclusively at M&S.

Talking Tenderstem® with farmer Matt Gedney, and food writer and stylist Genevieve Taylor

Learn more about Tenderstem®’s nutritional value and who grows it. Find out about Tenderstem®’s history by reading our Manga-inspired comic telling the story of how Japanese scientists fused together Chinese kale and broccoli to create your favourite stemsational veggie.

How to cook Tenderstem®

Tenderstem® is as versatile as it is delicious. It can be blanched, microwaved, boiled, stir fried, steamed, deep fried or grilled – and can even be eaten raw.

It’s quick and easy to cook with and packs flavour into almost any meal you can imagine. To help get you started on your adventure with Tenderstem® and give you plenty of inspiration, check out our how to videos.

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