Ten fun facts about Brussels sprouts


Fact 1
In 2008, the company Heinz conducted a survey that concluded brussel sprouts as the most hated vegetable in America.

Fact 2
About 80% to 85% of the production of brussel sprouts in the U.S. is for the frozen food market. The remaining percentage is for fresh sale.

Fact 3
They are named after the city they were most cultivated in, Brussels, Belgium during the 16th century.


Fact 4
A half cup of this vegetable contains at least 88% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C, while an orange only holds 65%.

Fact 5
Consuming brussel sprouts while you are pregnant is a good source of folic acid. One cup of this veggie contains at least 55mcg of folic acid.

Fact 6
They used to be considered a Christmas vegetable in Britain and were often served with the Christmas dinner.

Fact 7
Most of the United States production occurs in California. The total annual amount is almost 70 million pounds in the United States.

Fact 8
These nutritious vegetables are great sources for fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin K.

Fact 9
Ancient Chinese physicians, dating back more than 5,000 years, would once prescribe brussel sprouts as a medication for bowel problems and other illnesses.

Fact 10
Since children are born with a preference for sweets, they often dislike brussel sprouts because they taste bitter.


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A cultivar in the group of cabbages that is known for its edible bud.

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