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Brussels sprouts


Also known as:
Pak-choi, Bok Choy, Chinese Mustard, baby cabbage.

Description:
Brussels sprouts are members of the Brassica/ cruciferous vegetable family and therefore family to broccoli, collard greens, kale and cabbage. It is a form of cabbage and actually looks like a miniature head of the same. Brussels sprouts are usually cooked whole.

Commonly used in:
Stir fries, salads, steamed vegetables, roasted, snacks, feta etc.

Health benefit:
Among other things, Brussels sprouts are a good source of dietary fibre, folic acid, manganese, and vitamins A, C and K. They are believed to protect against colon cancer, due to Sinigrin, a compound present in the sprouts.