Brussels sprouts

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Developed in Belgium several hundred years ago, and named for the country’s capital, Brussles sprouts are cruciferous vegetables and offshoots of cabbage.

Brussels sprouts are packed with disease-fighting nutrients including glucosinolates, indoles, vitamin C and fiber.

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.

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Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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