New varieties of Brussels sprouts are not bitter. The unpleasant smell sometimes associated with Brussels sprouts is due to over-cooking. Use in vegetable side dishes, soups, stir-fries, salads and garnishes.
Choose small, compact and firm heads with bright green colour.
In an airtight bag in refrigerator crisper. Use as soon as possible after purchase.
Boil or steam for 6-8 minutes. Microwave in a single layer in a covered dish with
2 tablespoons water on HIGH (100%) for 6-8 minutes until just tender, stirring after
4 minutes to ensure even cooking. If sprouts are cut in half lengthways they will be tender in approximately 4 minutes.
Toss cooked Brussels sprouts in a pan after frying a lean rasher of chopped bacon and a few breadcrumbs and chopped almonds.
Brussels sprouts are a good source of vitamin C.
Half a cup of cooked Brussels sprouts provide one serve of vegetables.
Serving size: 1/2 cup, 82 g
51.7 mg (115% RDI*)
63.0 mg (140% RDI)
Brussels sprout, cooked, fat not added in cooking
*Recommended Dietary Intake
Very low salt
Good source of vitamin C