Brussel sprouts are believed to be native to Italy during the Roman Empire and are a member of the Cruciferous family along with cabbage, radishes, cauliflower, and kale.
Brussels sprouts are a cool weather crop with a nutty, earthy taste and the appearance of miniature cabbage heads.
- The Brussel sprout provides a plentiful amount of vitamin K which promotes strong bones and teeth. (1)
- Brussel sprouts also boast a large quantity of vitamin C content which is beneficial for autoimmunity functions. (2)
- Plentiful in vitamin A produces antioxidants that support vision.(3)
- Brussel sprouts are very low in saturated fat and cholesterol which helps to -control body weight. (4)
- A good source of vitamin B-1 (thiamine), vitamin B-2 (riboflavin), vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine) and vitamin B-9 (folate) and which is essential for increasing energy levels in the body and providing neuron and metabolic support. (5)
- Provide magnesium which supports the cardiovascular, neuron and nervous system. (6)
- Contains phosphorus which lowers the risk of developing kidney disease. (7)
- Brussels sprouts are also a very good source of fibre which is excellent for cleaning the digestive tract. (8)
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