Brussels sprouts are considered one of the healthiest vegetables that you can eat, but to many people they have a bad reputation. However, the benefits that come with eating these cruciferous vegetables are far-reaching, so if they have always been on your “no way” list, you may reconsider that after you learn a bit more about them.
When you purchase Brussels sprouts from most stores, they come without the stalk that gives them their “cruciferous” vegetable name (cruciferousbeing Latin for “cross-bearing, referring to the four petals). Buying them with the stalk increases their flavor, though, so it is suggested that you take the few extra minutes to learn how to find the best Brussels sprouts and cook them.
Here you will find all you need to know about how to remove Brussels sprouts from the stalk and eat them, and why you should add these healthy vegetables to your next meal!
These amazing vegetables fall in the mustard family, joining superfoods like kale and cauliflower. They look like mini cabbages once you remove the stalk, and adding them to your diet gives you a lot of bang in a little bite.
Inside these little green balls of food, you get nutritional benefits like the following important healthy facts.
Ready to add these amazing superfoods to your diet? The next step is to learn how to remove the brussels sprout from the stalk and enjoy!
While the stalk is edible if you chop or thinly slice it across the grain, it is also very fibrous and not recommended. Instead, take the time to learn how to choose the right Brussels sprout and separate it from the stalk.
Buy them on the stalk for better taste. Brussels sprouts are seasonal and best found in late fall or early winter because their flavor improves with the frost. Buying them on the stalk improves the taste as well, and it also is often cheaper. If you choose to buy them loose, be sure you pick sprouts that are firm and green. Avoid yellowing or spotted sprouts, or sprouts with loose leaves.
Preparing the stalks gets easier the more you do it. Here are six simple steps to removing the stalk from your Brussels sprouts and cooking your delicious vegetable.
Brussel sprouts are one of those foods that gets a bad wrap but they really are delectable. A true treat when well prepared. Follow the proper steps and you’ll be ready to enjoy your Brussel sprouts in no time.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Content on KitchenPerfect is copyrighted. Reproduction without permission is prohibited. All trademarks property of their respective owners.