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Don’t you just love those tiny cabbages? But don’t forget the greens are edible as well. Similar to its collard cousins and a part of the nutritious brassica family, Brussel sprouts are a tasty and nutritious treat.
Place sprouts in the coldest area of the refrigerator in a perforated bag to keep them fresh. Lightly steam until bright green and crisp-tender. Season as desired.
Like other cruciferous vegetables, Brussels sprouts are a rich source of phytonutrients that plan an important part in cancer prevention of the bladder, breast, colon, lung, prostate and ovarian cancers.
- Excellent source of vitamin C, and vitamin K.
- Very good source of choline, copper, fiber, folate, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B1 (thiamine), and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine).
- Good source of calcium, iron, magnesium, pantothenic acid, protein, vitamin A, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), and zinc.
Brussels sprouts provide a rich supply of sulfur and glucosinolates which help to detoxify the body’s cells and prevent inflammation in the body. Brussels sprouts also provide vitamin, mineral and flavonoid sources of antioxidants and the fiber content helps to support the digestive system.