How to cook Brussels sprouts
To prepare sprouts, trim the base, removing any loose leaves. You can then steam, boil or roast them, either whole, halved, quartered or shredded – just make sure you don’t overcook them. You can also eat sprouts raw, shredded into salads. Cook the leaves in the same way as you would spinach or kale.
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DID YOU KNOW?
Brussels sprouts are a vegetable of the Brassica plant family, which includes cabbage, kale and broccoli.
Brussels sprouts are one of the most bizarre-looking vegetables – the edible buds resemble tiny cabbages and grow slowly on long, stick-like stems.
What are the health benefits?
Brussels sprouts are a great source of a vitamin called folate. Folate helps to reduce tiredness so we feel awake and alert.