Often referred to as “little baby cabbages”, Brussels sprouts are high in Vitamin C and A. They are named after the Belgium city of Brussels, where they gained popularity in the 16th century.
Brussels sprouts were introduced to North America in the 1800s. Since then the small cabbage-like vegetable has not been a fan favourite. It should be, as Brussels sprouts are high in vitamins and may prevent cancer. The recommended serving size is just six.
Firm and compact
Vivid shade of green
Pick sprouts that are all the same size (so they cook evenly)
Brussels sprouts are available October 1 to December 15.
Brussels sprouts are high in vitamin C. Just 6 Brussels sprouts contain 90 percent of the daily recommended allowance of vitamin C per day.
Energy 38 cal
Protein 3 g
Fat 0 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sodium 22 mg
Sugars 2 g
Source: Source: USDA Nutritional Facts 2012.
Grate and use raw in salads
Sauté, roast, steam, boil, braise