Grown across Ontario, Europe, and Australia, Brussels sprouts are a mysterious vegetable. Their true origin is unknown, though the French coined the term in the 18th century as Brussels sprouts are believed to have been sold in Brussels as early as the 1200s.
In Ontario, Jade Cross and Jade Cross E varieties are most popular.
- Jade Cross
- Jade Cross E
- Silverstar YT
It contains folacin, potassium, and fibre.
You want dense and firm heads, with no wilted leaves.
Store in a high-humidity crisper.
Wrap in paper towel and place inside a plastic bag.
Score lightly with an “X” to promote even cooking.
Brussels sprouts can be steamed, boiled, microwaved, stir-fried, creamed, but in soups, or used raw in salads!
|September to November|
Nutrition per 4 sprouts (84 g), boiled:
|Total Sugar||2 g|
|Total Dietary Fibre||3.2 g|
|Vitamin C||45 mg|
Provided by Health Canada