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Ways to Eat Brussels Sprouts
- Shred fresh brussels sprouts and add to salads
- Roast brussels sprouts with some olive oil and herbs
- Brussels sprouts are a great addition to stir fry. Just quarter them and sauté them in oil and salt.
- Add chopped, steamed brussels sprouts to your favorite pasta dish for color and crunch.
Selecting and Storing Brussels Sprouts
- If you buy brussels sprouts on the stalk, they will stay fresh longer than if you buy them loose.
- Smaller brussels sprouts will be sweeter and more tender. Larger sprouts will taste more like cabbage.
- Store brussels sprouts in a plastic bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. Do not wash them before storing or they will decay faster.
- Remove all yellow, wilted leaves before you store sprouts to keep them fresh.
Brussels Sprouts and Nutrition
- Brussels sprouts are rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and fiber.
- Brussels sprouts contain omega-3 fatty acids, so are a good substitute for those who don’t like fatty fish.
- Brussels sprouts are rich in antioxidants to help reduce inflammation.
Did you know?
- Brussels sprouts contain four times the amount of viatmin C as an orange.
- If you smell sulfur while cooking your brussels sprouts, you have cooked them for too long. This is what causes them to have a bitter flavor.
- One cup of fresh brussels sprouts has only 38 calories, but is loaded with nutritional value.
- The antioxidants found in brussels sprouts have been proven to decrease tumor grouth in lab animals, though not yet proven in humans.
- In 2010, a team of scientist and school children used the energy from 1000 brussels sprouts to light up a Christmast tree in London.