Organic Brussels Sprouts 150g USA/Holland
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Closely related to kale, cauliflower and mustard, Brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera) 抱子甘蓝 Bào zǐ gān lán, like other members of the Cabbage family, are packed full of beneficial nutrients and fibre to support the immune system.
Half a cup of Brussels sprouts will cover the daily requirement for vitamin K, involved in blood clotting and bone health, yield 81% of the daily requirement for vitamin C for tissue repair and also offer B vitamins pyridoxine (B6) and folate (B9,) the carotenoids β-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin and small amounts of iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.
The sulforaphane found in all Brassica members protects the stomach lining and obstructs the colonisation by Helicobacter pylori, a bacteria that can lead to gastric cancer. The high fibre content helps bind cholesterol and toxins carrying them out of the body thus supporting both cardiovascular and digestive health.
These power packed babies are delicious when washed, cleaned and halved and caramelised in olive oil either on the hob or in the oven. Of course this also enhances the absorption of the carotenoids β-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin.
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