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Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts belong to the Brassica family and have a distinctive "love or hate" flavour. They are believed to have originated in Flanders (part of modern day Belgium) in the Middle Ages. They are similar in nature to miniature cabbages growing in concentric rows on a long tough stalk. Brussels sprouts are a traditional Christmas dinner item but are available for most of the year. They are a source of fibre and vitamins, especially Vitamin C and folic acid.

 
Health Benefits
  • A source of vitamin B5
  • A source of vitamin B6 which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
  • High in folate (135) which contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
  • Your Reference Intake for vitamin C
  • A high protein food as 33% of its calories comes from protein
  • Naturally low in calories
  • Naturally high in fibre
  • Naturally fat free
 
Nutritional Value
         Per 100g (raw)        
Calories   42kcal  
Protein   3.5g  
Carbohydrate   4.1g  
Fat   0.4g  
Fibre   4.1g   

 

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