Purchase of Brussels sprouts:
Brussels sprouts or Brussels cabbages belong to the family of sprouts. They owe their name to the place of origin of the first crop. They are characterized by their small size (2-3 cm. diameter). They look like little cabbages although they are sprouts that appear on the stem of the plant. With dark green leaves with lighter green. There are also red or purple.
Freshness of Brussels sprouts:
It is observed in its firm texture, not soft, intense dark green color, with lighter green in the center of its leaves. or red and purple.
When you go to buy the product in the supermarket, we recommend:
- Observe that the display site is clean and adequately refrigerated.
- Choose the products, preferably in this order: vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheeses and dairy in general, after the products of pantry, but before the meats, poultry, fish and shellfish.
- When you reach your destination refrigerate, so that the “cold chain” of the same is not interrupted.
Brussels sprouts are used as an ingredient in strong dishes such as stewed meats. Also alone as garnish (gratin) and in salads.
Storage of Brussels sprouts:
The cabbages are refrigerated in perforated plastic bag, in “The vegetable drawer of the refrigerator” or in a place not very cold of this, so that they do not dry out. Its duration depends also on the freshness at the time of its purchase.
Conservation of Brussels sprouts:
Brussels sprouts should not be frozen raw. They can be cooked and have them refrigerated in a container with a lid, to be used in the desired preparations. -If they freeze cooked, only use them in soups or creams, because it changes its texture.
Nutrients and properties:
-Cabbages in general are a group of vegetables within which are broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and similar, which are characterized by low-calorie foods, lots of fiber and water, so they are appropriate for Slimming diets. -they are of the vegetables that contain more proteins. -Great source of vitamins and minerals important to the health of the organism. -Among them, vitamin C, present in quantities higher than those presented by Orange, carotene and vitamins of the B complex, being one of these is folic acid. Note:-Periodically check the condition of the product, its storage and conservation, to be able to consume it in time.