Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food > Vegetables Updated 27 February 2013 Brussels sprouts Brussels sprouts have many beneficial phytochemicals, have anti-cancer effects and are a good source of folate, vitamin C and iron. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » Brussels sprouts have many beneficial phytochemicals, have anti-cancer effects and are a good source of folate, vitamin C and iron. It is best to steam or briefly boil Brussels sprouts in order to preserve both the folate and the vitamin C.Nine sprouts weigh about 90g. Eating 300g daily has been shown to reduce free radical damage in the body. To some people sprouts can taste very bitter. Brussels sprouts are called “goitrogens” – when these are eaten in very large amounts, they can cause goitre. Calories 35 Fibre 3,1 g Folate 100 mcg Vitamin C 60 mg Per 100g boiled More in Diet and nutrition Are you eating enough 'powerhouse' vegetables? More: Healthy FoodVegetables advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.