October 17, 2013A few weeks ago, we included Brussels sprouts in the post 'Eight Cool Weather Superfoods' and new there was a lot more to be said for this nutritional powerhouse. Unfortunately, they are not one of the top ten favorite veggies, but they're definitely one of the top veggies to add to your menu. Brussels sprouts are also showing up more in fine dining, so there's hope for an upsurge in there popularity yet! Brussels sprouts are a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, along with broccoli, kale, cabbage, mustard or turnip greens, and cauliflower. A single cup of Brussels sprouts offers 3 grams of protein, 4 grams of dietary fiber, are filled with the antioxidants vitamin C, A, E and the mineral manganese, and additional flavonoid antioxidants -- with the extremely low overhead of 38 calories per cup. That's just the beginning, check out some of the great benefits you gain from adding Brussels sprouts to your diet!
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