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These miniature cabbages pack a storehouse of nutrients and add a unique texture
and flavor to the table. A European favorite, the British love their sprouts,
and include them in their everyday diets. In the United States, this vegetable
has a reputation as being “healthy”—which is absolutely true!
Packed with vitamins, minerals, and even protein, it’s a terrific addition
to your 5 a Day Plan. But cooked just right, and seasoned with a touch of butter,
this tender treat can have a reputation for being delicious as well. Cooked,
the soft interior of this vegetable is mouthwateringly tender and rich in flavor.
The wrap-around leaves can serve to hold butter, seasonings, or a favorite sauce.
No other vegetable looks quite like this, and it adds character to any meal.
Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants—Brussels sprouts have it all. With an
abundance of fiber, vitamin C, potassium, protein, and calcium, this little
green vegetable is complex and nutritious. It also contains lutein, a compound
that promotes eye health. Brussels sprouts are an especially wise choice for
moms-to-be, as they are high in folate, which helps prevent against spinal
and neural tube defects.
- Almost 70 million pounds of Brussels sprouts are grown in the
- Six times as many are grown in Great Britain, where this vegetable is
- Brussels sprouts are a member of the mustard family
- These “baby
cabbages” were first grown in Brussels, Belgium.
When choosing apples at the store, avoid ones with bruises or
The Fresh1 brussels sprouts come from California and they are available all
Refrigerate fresh sprouts in a plastic bag. Use within a week of purchase.