Why you should eat Brussel Sprouts

The Brussels Sprouts season is now well under way and we’ve got plenty of the yummy things available in-store now. Brussels Sprouts are a member of the cabbage family (Brassica oleracea) grown for its edible buds.

Whilst many people have bad memories of childhood sprout experiences - they are a versatile vegetable which can be prepared in many ways that do taste great plus retaining the nutritional benefits. Brussel Sprouts provide excellent levels of vitamin C and K as well as good levels of folic acid and vitamin B6 and essential minerals. For total glucosinolate content, Brussels sprouts are now known to top the list of commonly eaten cruciferous vegetables. Their total glucosinolate content has been shown to be greater than the amount found in turnip greens, cabbage, kale, cauliflower or broccoli.

Many of our locally grown Brussels Sprouts come from Adams Farms in Coldstream, Yarra Valley. Generations of the Adams family have been growing sprouts here for years. PLUS, the farm is home to Arthur Sprout, the Big Sprout – forget the Big Pineapple, the Giant Earthworm etc. make sure you head out to see the massive sprout! 

We recently attended Sprout Fest and saw acres of Brussels Sprouts. We also got an understanding of how the farm works and had a go at picking Brussels Sprouts. This was not an easy task as they attach strongly to the plant stem, picking them regularly would no doubt create rugged strong hands!

For a delicious recipe for your Brussel Sprouts click here.

Buy your Brussel Sprouts here

Brussel Sprouts on plantThe Big Sprout