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Ready to change your mind about Brussels sprouts?

Few vegetables have a worse reputation than Brussels sprouts. But Brussels sprouts are also one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat – and they’re coming into season right now!

They help lower cholesterol and have actually been proved to protect, strengthen and stabilize DNA, which in turn could help prevent cancer. Brussels sprouts are rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory nutrients, Omega-3 fatty acids and sulfur, which your body’s detox system needs to work effectively.

Be careful not to overcook Brussels sprouts – that’s the number one cause of the unpleasant odor that many people associate with this vegetable. Overcooked Brussels sprouts also lose much of their nutritional value.

To get the most out of your Brussels sprouts and help them cook evenly, slice each one into four quarters, let them sit for at least 5 minutes and then steam them for about 5 minutes. They’re delicious sprinkled with salt and pepper and dipped into one of our chef-crafted dressings. You could also roast them in a 400-degee oven for around 20 minutes, which caramelizes them and brings out a subtle sweetness. We’ve done some searching and found a whole collection of recipes that are sure to change your mind about Brussels sprouts!

Look for Brussels sprouts in our produce department.

Source:
World’s Healthiest Foods