Brussels Sprouts

What to look for: Well colored (light green or a darker shade of green color) firm compact sprouts. The ideal Brussels Sprout is not less than an inch in diameter and no longer than 2 ¾ inches.

Now I don't expect you to go shopping with a ruler or a ring sizer, but this gives you an idea of the approximate size that will pack the most nutrients and of course flavor!

What to Avoid: sprouts that have been trimmed down too far or starting to yellow. Also look for black spots on the tips of the leaves or larger sprouts that have burst ( a split in them) open or are puffy and light in weight. All are signs of sprouts that have been around too long or are better suited for cattle feed.

 

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All about Brussels Sprouts

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Adult Style Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

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