Super nutritious and tasty, get some of these in your belly! One of those veggies that people love or hate but don't let past experiences of over boiled tasteless ones taint you forever! Have them pan roasted, baked, sautéed, grilled, fried or steamed.
- Brussels sprouts are highly nutritious and contain vitamin E, folate, beta-carotene, vitamin K, are an excellent source of copper, calcium, potassium, iron, manganese and phosphorus.
- Best Stored: In Fridge
- Can be eaten raw or cooked
- Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient. It acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Your body also needs vitamin E to boost its immune system so that it can fight off invading bacteria and viruses. It helps to widen blood vessels and keep blood from clotting within them.
- Folate is a B vitamin (These vitamins help the process your body uses to get or make energy from the food you eat). Folate helps your body make new cells and regenerate. It is essential for everyone but very important for pregnant women.
- Beta carotene is an antioxidant that converts to vitamin A and plays a very important role in health. It’s responsible for the red, yellow, and orange coloration of some fruits and veggies.
- Vitamin K makes proteins for healthy bones and tissues and blood clotting.
- Copper works with iron to help the body form red blood cells. It also helps keep the blood vessels, nerves, immune system, and bones healthy. Copper also aids in iron absorption.
- Calcium is essential for building and maintaining bone. Almost 99% of the body's calcium is found in the bones.
- Potassium is a mineral that your body needs to work properly. It helps to regulate your heartbeat and ensures your nerves function properly. It also helps move nutrients into cells and waste products out of cells.
- Iron is a mineral that is naturally present in many foods. It is an essential component of haemoglobin, a protein that transfers oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. Iron is necessary for growth, development, normal cellular functioning, and synthesis of some hormones and connective tissue
- Manganese is an essential nutrient for your body to function! It helps process cholesterol, carbohydrates, protein and may also be involved in bone formation.
- Phosphorus is needed for the formation of bones and teeth. It plays an important role in how the body uses carbohydrates and fats. It is also needed for the body to make protein for the growth, maintenance, and repair of cells and tissues.
- Dietary Fibre, is important for a healthy bowel.
How to Eat!
- Cut a bit of the stem
- Make an x in the top if cooking whole
- Pan fry in butter, bacon and garlic
- Boil for 15mins, drain and add butter, salt and pepper
- Steam for 5mins, drain and add butter, salt and pepper
- Oven Roast halved with coconut oil, salt and pepper