Brussel sprouts are part of the cruciferous family. This little green vegetable is packed with nutrients. It’s high in vitamin K which is good for bone health. There’s also a good amount of vitamin C. Brussels are high in fiber that aids digestion. The omega 3 fatty acids can help the body with inflammation. This winter vegetable is a good antioxidant that can lower cholesterol. Don’t let the size fool you, brussel sprouts have great anti cancer properties.
Belgium is not the only place where brussel sprouts are popular. They’re grown during the winter in Europe and North America. So, get out the steamer, add a little olive oil and enjoy this delicious vegetable.