Brussels Sprout


Common name : Brussels sprout

Scientific name : Brassica oleracea(Gemmifera Group)

Family : Brassicaceae

Native land : Belgium

Brassica oleracea is a herbaceous annual plant. Brussels sprout is a slow growing, long-season vegetable crop. It reportedly won its name after becoming popular in Brussels, Belgium, in the 1200s. It is a cool weather vegetable that is grown for the harvest of miniature cabbage-like buds. The sprout is produced in the leaf axils, starting at the base of the stem and working upward. Its colour ranges from light green to red or purple. Brussels sprout is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, K, folic acid, minerals and fibre. It is proven that Brussels sprout can prevent various cancerous tumours.

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