Brussels Sprouts

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In Season:
September to December

Shopping and Prep Tips:
Select firm green sprouts.  Refrigerate in an open plastic bag.

 

Drop the sprouts into lukewarm water and leave them there for 10 minutes because preparing.  This will eliminate any insects hiding in the leaves!

Brussels Sprouts News and Recipes

Preparing your Brussels Sprouts

Steaming - Using a steamer, steam the brussels sprouts for 1-2 minutes.  Uncover and stir.  Then cover and steam for an additional 6-12 minutes.

Boiling - Use a cup of water for every cup of brussels sprouts.  Bring water to a boil and add the sprouts.  Bring water to boil again and cook the sprouts until tender.

Roasting - Preheat oven to 400F.  Coat brussels sprouts with oil and seasoning of your choice.  Place on baking sheet and put on middle shelf in the oven.  Roast for 30-40 minutes stirring (or shaking the pan) frequently.

Health experts recommend that the average American should:

  1. Choose a variety of vegetables each day to get a good mix of vitamins and minerals.
  2. Eat between 2 and 3 cups of vegetables each day!  For more info on what should be on your plate each day, click here.
  3. Strive to eat from five different groups of vegetables each week - dark green (3 cups), orange (2 cups), legumes (3 cups), starchy vegetables (3-6 cups) and other vegetables (6-7 cups)

    Brussels Sprouts fall under the other vegetables category and are great source of protein with antioxidants!

For more nutritional information about Brussels Sprouts, click here.