Brussel Sprouts Facts

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Brussel sprouts facts and general information about brussel sprouts.

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Brussel Sprouts are Available:

Brussel Sprouts grow from Late fall-winter

How does it Grow:

They grow like their relatives cabbages and broccoli. Small heads sprout and are harvested.
growing brussel sprouts

What to Look for When Buying:

Brussel sprouts look like miniature cabbages. They should be heavy and tightly closed with no blemishes and no yellow color.

Brussel Sprouts Facts- Storage Tips:

Store in the refrigerator crisper section

How to Cook:

Boil, fry, cook in a casserole or steam. My favorite way is to cut in half and place on a cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in a 450 degree oven for about 5 minutes or until tender.

Nutrition Facts:

High in Vitamin K and Vitamin C. Brussel Sprouts are a cancer fighting vegetable. They are also high in folic acid and fiber.


Brussel Sprouts with Lemon Dressing

Bring a large pot of water to boil. Place Brussel sprouts in pot and continue to boil 3-5 minutes. Smaller sprouts =less time whereas larger sprouts should take more time. Don’t overcook as they will lose their nutrition and flavor!
Prepare dressing:
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1/3 Cup fresh parsley, chopped or 1-2 Tablespoon dried
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
Squeeze lemon and pour juice into bowl. Add other ingredients and pour over brussel sprouts.

Simple Brussel Sprouts

In a large skillet melt butter and sauté one garlic clove in butter. Cut Brussels Sprouts in half and place cut side down in the butter. Let cook 3-5 minutes until tender. Test the tenderness by sticking a knife in the sprout. It should be able to pierce through the sprout easily.
roasted sprouts

Brussels Sprouts with Sweet potatoes

  • 1-2 sweet potatoes peeled and cut in 1 inch cubes
  • 3/4 lb. Brussels sprouts
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped nuts
Boil sweet potatoes in water. Cook until sweet potatoes are tender or you can insert a fork easily in a cube. Drain and set aside. Cut Brussels sprouts in half and cook in boiling water about 5 minutes. Drain. In saucepan, adults can melt butter. Add cooked sweet potatoes, cooked Brussels sprouts and add remaining ingredients. Cook several minutes.

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