Brussels sprout

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A leafy green vegetable and a member of the Gemmifera group of cabbages that contains high amounts of phytochemicals, with potential chemopreventive activity. Brussels sprouts contain high amounts of the glycosinolate glucobrassicin. Upon consumption of brussels sprouts, the phytochemicals in the vegetable, and some of their metabolites, are able to induce the expression of various hepatic cytochrome P450 monooxygenases, scavenge free radicals and may inhibit the activation of various signal transduction pathways.

Brussel sprouts are a kind of mini cabbages popularized by Brussels, Belgium.

Brussel sprouts
Brussel sprouts

Nutritional benefits

  • Brussel sprouts low in fat including saturated fat(zero saturated).
  • Brussel sprouts are also very low sodium
  • Brussel sprouts are cholesterol free
  • Brussel sprouts low calories
  • Brussel sprouts are very good source of dietary  fiber
  • Brussel sprouts are high in vitamin C
  • Brussel sprouts are good source of folate.
Keto meter 3 - recommended on keto diet
Keto meter 3 - recommended on keto diet

Fun facts about Brussels sprout

Brussels sprouts stone and embers
Brussels sprouts stone and embers
  • Are you aware that Brussel sprouts look like miniature cabbages?
  • Are you aware that Brussel sprouts are popular in Brussels, Belgium & may have originated there in the 16th century?
  • Are you aware that French settlers brought Brussel sprouts to Louisiana in the 18th century?
  • Are you aware that Brussel sprouts are a traditional winter vegetable?
  • Are you aware that Brussel sprouts thrive in cold, damp weather?
  • Are you aware that Brussel sprouts grow on a thick stalk approximately 24 to 47 inches in height?
  • Are you aware that Brussel sprouts grow like buds along the sides of the thick stalk?
  • Are you aware that each stalk can produce up 2 to 3 pounds of Brussel sprouts?
  • Are you aware that Brussel sprouts are usually sold loose not attached to their stalk?
  • Are you aware that Brussel sprouts are a cruciferous vegetable? (Cruciferous vegetables contain cancer preventive qualities.)
  • Are you aware that Brussel sprouts are believed to protect against colon cancer?
  • Are you aware that Brussel sprouts contain good amounts of Vitamin A and C, folate and fiber? (Vitamin A is important for cell growth and development, for fighting off diseases and for good vision. Vitamin C is needed by the body to form collagen in bones, and aids in the absorption of iron. Folate helps our cells divide. Fiber aids in healthy digestion.)
  • Are you aware that most of the Brussel sprouts grown in the U.S. come from California?
  • Are you aware that 80% to 85% of the Brussel sprouts grown in the U.S. are sent to be frozen?
  • Are you aware that Brussel sprouts can be boiled, steamed, stir fried, grilled, pickled and currently the most popular way to serve is to roast?
  • Are you aware that when you overcook Brussel sprouts they produce a strong, unpleasant odor? (The strong smell comes from the sulfur contained in the vegetable.)
Ketometer 4
Ketometer 4

Keto friendliness

Brussel sprouts are low in carbohydrates and considered keto friendly. Brussels sprouts are tender, may also be served raw when shredded and are full of nutrients with low net carbs, see carbohydrates by difference in the nutritional information below.

Interesting facts about Brussels sprouts

  • Are you aware that Brussel sprouts look like miniature cabbages?
  • Are you aware that Brussel sprouts are popular in Brussels, Belgium & may have originated there in the 16th century?
  • Are you aware that French settlers brought Brussel sprouts to Louisiana in the 18th century?
  • Are you aware that Brussel sprouts are a traditional winter vegetable?
  • Are you aware that Brussel sprouts thrive in cold, damp weather?
  • Are you aware that Brussel sprouts grow on a thick stalk approximately 24 to 47 inches in height?
Brussels Sprouts Salad
Brussels Sprouts Salad
  • Are you aware that Brussel sprouts grow like buds along the sides of the thick stalk?
  • Are you aware that each stalk can produce up 2 to 3 pounds of Brussel sprouts?
  • Are you aware that Brussel sprouts are usually sold loose not attached to their stalk?
  • Are you aware that Brussel sprouts are a cruciferous vegetable? (Cruciferous vegetables contain cancer preventive qualities.)
  • Are you aware that Brussel sprouts are believed to protect against colon cancer?
  • Are you aware that Brussel sprouts contain good amounts of Vitamin A and C, folate and fiber? (Vitamin A is important for cell growth and development, for fighting off diseases and for good vision. Vitamin C is needed by the body to form collagen in bones, and aids in the absorption of iron. Folate helps our cells divide. Fiber aids in healthy digestion.)
  • Are you aware that most of the Brussel sprouts grown in the U.S. come from California?
  • Are you aware that 80% to 85% of the Brussel sprouts grown in the U.S. are sent to be frozen?
  • Are you aware that Brussel sprouts can be boiled, steamed, stir fried, grilled, pickled and currently the most popular way to serve is to roast?
  • Are you aware that that when you overcook Brussel sprouts they produce a strong, unpleasant odor? (The strong smell comes from the sulfur contained in the vegetable.)

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Brussels sprouts, raw
Portion 100 g
Fiber, total dietary 3.8 g
Calcium, Ca 42 mg
Iron, Fe 1.4 mg
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 85 mg
Protein 3.38 g
Total lipid (fat) 0.3 g
Carbohydrate, by difference 8.95 g
Energy 43 kcal
Sugars, total including NLEA 2.2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium, Na 25 mg
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.062 g
Ingredients Brussels sprouts, raw g

Nutritional information on Brussels sprout

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NB:Carbohydrate, by difference(total carbs-fiber) is also called net carbs

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