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Brussels sprouts

Foods / Brussels sprouts

About This Food

Description

Developed in Belgium several hundred years ago, and named for the country’s capital, Brussles sprouts are cruciferous vegetables and offshoots of cabbage.

Brussels sprouts are packed with disease-fighting nutrients including glucosinolates, indoles, vitamin C and fiber.

Estimated Glycemic Load=3

 

Selecting & Storing

Look for a bright green color to indicate freshness; yellowed or wilted leaves are a sign of age or mishandling. Choose small, firm, compact sprouts with unblemished leaves. Do not wash or trim sprouts before storing them and don`t remove the outer leaves-they contain the most nutrients. Place loose sprouts in a perforated plastic bag. Fresh Brussels sprouts will keep for three to five days.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • VitaminC
  • VitaminK
Good Source of
  • Fiber
  • VitaminA
  • Folate
  • Manganese
Preferences
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cup(s)

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Calories: 38

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.26 g
Saturated Fat
0.05 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.02 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.13 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
87 g
ALA
87 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
7.88 g
Net Carbohydrate
4.54 g
Sugars
1.94 g
Fiber
3.34 g
Protein
2.97 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
663.52 IU
13%
Vitamin C
74.8 mg
125%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.77 IU
3%
Vitamin B6
0.19 mg
10%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
155.76 mg
195%
Folate
53.68 mcg
13%
Niacin
0.66 mg
3%
Riboflavin
0.08 mg
5%
Thiamin
0.12 mg
8%
Choline
16.81 mg
3%
Minerals
Calcium
36.96 mg
4%
Copper
0.06 mg
3%
Iron
1.23 mg
7%
Magnesium
20.24 mg
5%
Manganese
0.3 mg
15%
Phosphorous
60.72 mg
6%
Potassium
342.32 mg
10%
Selenium
1.41 mcg
2%
Sodium
22 mg
1%
Zinc
0.37 mg
2%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
5.28 mcg
Beta-carotene
396 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
1399.2 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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