Eat Your Brussel Sprouts

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 9:58 pm

Remember those days when your mother told you to eat your Brussel sprouts and, depending on your taste buds, it either brought a smile or a grimace? For those of you who haven’t eaten your Brussel sprouts for some time now is a good time to get some because they are in season at the Pasadena Certified Farmers Market.

So, what is so good about these little bundles of vitamins? A half a cup of Brussel sprouts has a lot of great benefits like:

Calories: 28
Protein: 2 grams
Carbs: 6 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Vitamin K: 137% of the RDI
Vitamin C: 81% of the RDI
Vitamin A: 12% of the RDI
Folate: 12% of the RDI
and Manganese: 9% of the RDI

They are also rich in antioxidants, which can help you prevent many chronic diseases and some studies even showing they may help prevent cancer. But aside from all of those health benefits, one can also say that prepared right, Brussel sprouts can give a great meal some extra delicious flavor.
One of the easiest and best ways to enjoy Brussel sprouts is to buy some at the Pasadena Certified Farmers Market (to make sure they are fresh and locally grown) and take about 12 of them and slice them up thinly. Get some butter and olive oil (1 teaspoon of each) and combine them in a pan over high heat and brown the mixture (about 1 to 2 minutes). Stir in a tablespoon of lemon juice and throw in those Brussel sprouts for about 45 seconds (stirring constantly) until they begin to soften. Remove them from the pan and dust them with a little salt and pepper and viola, you have a tasty addition to your nutritious meal.

So, if it has been a while since you have enjoyed some great tasting Brussel sprouts get yourself down to the Pasadena Certified Farmers Market and pick some up and make them part of your diet. You won’t regret the benefits you gain from eating this great vegetable choice.

Pasadena Certified Farmers Market is located at 2900 block of North Sierra Madre Boulevard, in Pasadena. For more information call (626) 449-0179 or visit









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