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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.

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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
 
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