Brussel Sprouts

Posted on July 11, 2011

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Who doesn’t like brussel sprouts? Okay, my Dad doesn’t, but who else? Well,
probably a lot of people, but they really shouldn’t.

Here’s a handful of
facts about brussels sprouts from health
diaries
:

Like broccoli and some other members of the Brassica
family, Brussels sprouts contain something called sinigrin, a glucosinate that
may prevent colon cancer, according to research.

One cup of
Brussels sprouts contains 1,122 IU of Vitamin A.

That same cup
also contains 669 IU of beta carotene.

A cup of cooked Brussels
sprouts contains about 60 calories.

1/2 cup contains 80% of the
RDA of Vitamin C.

And well, they are just plain
cute. Vegetables can be cute, right? Brussels sprouts definitely win my
vote.

What you’ll need:

handful of fresh
brussels sprouts
olive oil to coat
sea salt to
taste

Directions:

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking
sheet with aluminum foil.
Wash brussels sprouts, cut base off, and cut in
half.
Place in bowl and coat with olive oil and salt.
Then place single
layered on baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes, toss and flip half way
through.

Enjoy! (:

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