Eat your Brussels sprouts! Brussels sprouts are rich in many valuable nutrients. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K. They are a very good source of numerous nutrients including folate, vitamin A, manganese, dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin B6 and thiamin (vitamin B1) and a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, iron, phosphorus, protein, molybdenum, magnesium, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin E, calcium, and niacin.
Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Chicken Sausage
Makes 4 servings
1 package spinach chicken sausage (6 links)
1 pound Brussels sprouts, shaved with a food processor or roughly chopped
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1 tbsp red pepper flakes
salt and pepper, to taste
2 tsp olive oil
(nutrition facts based on calorie count)
Did you know?
While the origins of Brussels sprouts are unknown, the first mention of them can be traced to the late 16th century. They are thought to be native to Belgium, specifically to a region near its capital, Brussels, after which they are named. They remained a local crop in this area until their use spread across Europe during World War I. Brussels sprouts are now cultivated throughout Europe and the United States. In the U.S., almost all Brussels sprouts are grown in California. (source)