All About Brussels Sprouts

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They may be small in size, but Brussels Sprouts are big on nutrition, flavor and versatility!  Packed with vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients, Brussels Sprouts provide important health benefits to keep your body strong, and can be enjoyed raw, grilled, steamed, fried, and roasted.   


If you are new to Brussels Sprouts, you might not know about our Season & Steam line of pre-cut fresh Brussels sold in several retailers across the country. What makes Season & Steam so special is that our proprietary bag technology allows you to open the bag and season to your taste prior to gently steaming. In 5 minutes or less, your Brussels Sprouts are ready to enjoy just the way you like them!



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Not sold on convenience alone? Here are four ways Brussels sprouts are good for your health:

  1. Bone Health & Eye Health: Potassium, magnesium and calcium are essential to bone health and are all found in Brussels Sprouts. They also contain disease-fighting phytonutrients, which help protect your eyes from cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
  2. Antioxidants: Sprouts are rich in antioxidants, which can help reduce inflammation and promote a healthy heart when part of your regular diet.
  3. Fiber: Just half a cup of Brussels Sprouts contain 2 grams of fiber, which is 8% of your daily fiber needs. Fiber helps support a healthy digestive system and reduces the risk of heart disease. 
  4. Vitamins: A 1-cup serving of Brussels Sprouts contains more than 130% of the daily value of vitamin K and contains high levels of naturally occurring vitamin C. B-family vitamins are also found in these veggies, which can help improve your metabolism.


Try as you might, it's not always easy to get everyone to eat their veggies. Here are a couple of family friendly ideas to introduce Brussels Sprouts to your hungry dinner crew.

Penne-with-Brussels-Sprouts-and-BaconPenne Pasta with Brussels Sprouts & Bacon

Soon to be one of your family's favorites, Penne Pasta with Brussels Sprouts & Bacon is a kid-approved dish that is full of flavor and comes together in an hour. 


Ranch Seasoned Fried Brussels Sprouts

Fried veggies never go out of style and these Ranch Seasoned Fried Brussels Sprouts just might be a trend setter.  Great alongside chicken, beef or pork, their crispy exterior and tender inside make them hard to turn down. 


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Diana McClean
Growing up on California's central coast, I enjoyed delicious artichokes around the family dinner table and always on Christmas Eve! It is beyond perfection that I now market artichokes for a living and get to share the Ocean Mist Farms story and my love of all things fresh.
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