Developed in Belgium several hundred years ago, and named for the country’s capital, Brussles sprouts are cruciferous vegetables and offshoots of cabbage.
Estimated Glycemic Load=3
Selecting and Storing Brussels sprouts
Look for a bright green color to indicate freshness; yellowed or wilted leaves are a sign of age or mishandling. Choose small, firm, compact sprouts with unblemished leaves. Do not wash or trim sprouts before storing them and don`t remove the outer leaves-they contain the most nutrients. Place loose sprouts in a perforated plastic bag. Fresh Brussels sprouts will keep for three to five days.