BROCCOLI: MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED
Bio: This well-known member of the cabbage family is leading a crusade against cancer.
Memorable Moment: It was banished from the White House menu by George H. W. Bush.
Dress Code: Simmer in chicken stock and puree into soup with cream, salt and pepper.
BROCCOLI RABE: MOST CREATIVE
Bio: This bitter green is a direct descendant of the wild mustard plant.
Memorable Moment: It recently passed the 30-million mark for bunches sold annually.
Dress Code: Sauté garlic in olive oil, add broccoli rabe and cook until wilted. Season with salt and pepper.
BROCCOFLOWER: CLASS CLOWN
Bio: Many think it's a cross between broccoli and cauliflower. But according to the official growers, it's not.
Memorable Moment: Has been mistaken for its glamorous jet-setting cousin, Romanesco.
Dress Code: Toss florets with olive oil, salt and pepper, then roast.
BROCCOLINI: BEST BODY
Bio: This tasty crossbreed is a mix of Chinese kale and broccoli.
Memorable Moment: It found an accidental spokeswoman in TV's Christina Broccolini.
Dress code: Steam florets and sauté with shiitake mushrooms, ginger, salt and pepper.