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Sunday, December 25, 2011

[AlternativeAnswers] Brussels Sprouts Nutrition Facts


Brussels Sprouts Nutrition Facts:

Brussels sprouts belong to cruciferous family group of plants, that akin to cabbage or broccoli vegetables, which is found in bunches and the color of the most common variety is green, when it is properly cooked, it is crispy and provide slight sweet taste, and it appears as small cabbage. Brussels sprouts are mostly cultivated in Belgium, Europe and in the United States of America. Brussels sprouts are available in plenty during autumn season, but it is found in the market in all seasons of the year.

Brussels Sprouts possess plenty of essential Vitamins namely, Vitamin B6, B2, B1 that is pyridoxine, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, folates, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, and minerals such as phosphorous, magnesium, molybdenum, iron, calcium, manganese, potassium and omega-3-fatty acids, dietary fiber, and proteins, due to the presence above cited phytonutrients and phytochemicals , it is rated as an excellent vegetable to be added to the food items, and to be included in the diet to get potential health benefits.

Brussels sprouts nutrition facts or nutritional health benefits include, as per the research conducted on properties and health benefits of Brussels sprouts, by National Library of Medicine at Washington, It has been found that the use of Brussels sprouts in the food, substantially lowers the risk of Colon cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, bladder cancer, prostate cancer etc, due to the presence antioxidants, phytochemicals and phytonutrients in three ways, such as it eliminates toxic substances due to the presence of glucosinoates that produce isothiocyanates, inhibits the formation of carcinogens, provides relief against inflammation.

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