The Amazing Health Benefits Of Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are one of those vegetables that remind us of our parents’ “forced feeding” during our childhood. The reason why they are not amongst the most popular vegetables is their sulfurous taste and odor which many do not find pleasant. But when cooked properly, they can be quite delicious even for the pickiest palate.

 Botanically, Brussels sprouts belong to the cruciferous family group, along with kale, broccoli, collard greens, cabbage and other leafy greens. They resemble cabbage the most, but they are much smaller. They are round-shaped, green color, and are typically 1 – 1.5 inches in diameter. Brussels sprouts have long been popular in Brussels, Belgium, and they may have obtained their name from there, as their origin is still not exactly established.

Regardless of their unknown origin and their bad reputation, Brussels sprouts have made to the top of the healthy-foods list due to their numerous health benefits.

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