B R U S S E L S S P R O U T S
- An excellent source of vitamin C.
- A good source of protein, folate, bete carotene, iron, and potassium.
- Contain bioflavonoids and other substances that protect against cancer.
- Low in calories and high in fiber.
- Can cause bloatin and flatulence.
Brussels sprouts resemble small cbbages and share many of the same health beneifts. Like broccoli, cabbage, and other cruciferous vegetable, they contain chemicals that appear to protect aainst cancer. They are also very high in vitamin C; a cup of cooked brussels sprouts provides 99 mg, more that 100 percent of the adult Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA), it also provides 20 percent or more of the folate, more than 10 percent of the daily needs of iron, and a healthy amount of beta carotene. A 1-cup serving has about 61 calories, almost a thrd of which come from protein. Servingg brussels sprouts with a small amount of cheese, rich, or another grain adds complementary amino acids to make a complete protein..