"Rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre, Brussels sprouts are a nutritious choice at Christmas. Love them or hate them, Brussels sprouts are a traditional part of Christmas dinner – and many people enjoy them throughout the colder months. Read on to discover why they're so good for you...
What are Brussels sprouts and when are they in season?
Brussels sprouts are small green edible buds, which look like mini cabbages, measuring around 2.5cm-4cm in diameter, and they are native to Belgium, around the city of Brussels – hence, the name. They belong to the brassica family, along with broccoli, kale and cabbage, and are typically in season over winter, but you may start to see them as early as October and they last all the way through until March.
Nutritional profile of Brussels sprouts
Does the way you cook sprouts affect their nutritional value?
Some Brussels sprouts recipes:-
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