Superfood Saturday: Brussels SproutsArticle posted in: Diet & Nutrition
We’ll be honest, we’ve never met a Brussels sprout we didn’t love. When it comes to taste, nutrition and versatility, they just cannot be beat. And while they may be the “hot” veggie these days, there are a lot of nutritional benefits to back up their MVP status. Brussels sprouts are low in fat and contain no saturated fat. Additionally, they are very low in sodium, low in calories, and do not contain any cholesterol—making them a perfect heart-healthy veggie! And to top it off, they are a good source of fiber, folate and Vitamin C.
Brussels sprouts are a winter veggie with a harvest season of September through March, making them an excellent pairing for any Thanksgiving feast or holiday meal. While you may find your sprouts to vary in size from tiny to large at your local grocery store, they all taste great sautéed, broiled, steamed or braised.
There’s really nothing you can’t do with Brussels sprouts but if you need a little help getting on the Brussels train, here’s a quick video on how to prepare basic Brussels sprouts. Ready to get creative with your sprouts? We’ve pulled a few delicious recipes from The Leaf to get you started. Get ready to become Brussels-obsessed: