Brussels Sprouts Recipes

These Brussels Sprouts recipes are easy, healthy meals that bring all the goodness of Brussels sprouts.

Brussels Sprouts are vegetables with a bad reputation, often considered to have a taste difficult to appreciate.

While it’s true that boiled Brussels Sprouts are an acquired taste as they tend to be bitter, there are many ways of cooking them to perfection.

Cutting Brussels Sprouts

Before cooking the sprouts, you often have to cut them.

Cutting sprouts allows the flavors of your marinade to penetrate inside the inner layers.

You can cut them in half or shred them.

Read how to cut Brussels Sprouts for all the details.

How To Cook Brussels Sprouts

There are many ways to cook Brussels Sprouts.

  • Boiling: I don’t like boiling Brussels sprouts as it tends to boost their bitter taste.
  • Air Frying: Air Fried Brussels Sprouts have a delicious taste and can be used in many recipes.
  • Oven Roasting: Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts come with a combo of slightly crispy outer layers and soft inside and no bitterness.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Brussels Sprouts Keto?

Brussels Sprouts contain 5 grams of net carbs per 100 grams which makes them keto-friendly.

Compared to other keto-friendly vegetables, they are similar to Rutabaga and Green Beans.

How Long Do Brussels Sprouts Last In The Fridge?

Freshly cut Brussel Sprouts can up to two weeks in the fridge.

They last for longer when they are in the vegetable compartment of your fridge which tends to be at the right temperature and humidity.

How Can I Tell If Brussels Sprouts Are Bad?

Spoiled Brussel Sprouts are:

  • Soft and squishy. Fresh sprouts are firm.
  • Brown spots on the outer leaves
  • Wilted leaves
  • Smell like sulfur

Are Brussels Sprouts Good For You?

Brussels Sprouts are rich in Fiber, Protein, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Calcium, Potassium, and Iron.

Their sulfur compounds may provide protection against certain forms of cancer and heart diseases.

Can You Freeze Brussel Sprouts?

You can either freeze fresh Brussels Sprouts and keep them in the freezer for up to three months or freeze a fully cooked recipe.

Do Brussel Sprouts Cause Gas?

Brussels Sprouts, like other cruciferous vegetables (Cauliflower, Cabbage, Broccoli, etc.), contain raffinose, a trisaccharide that is a carbohydrate with three simple sugars (glucose, fructose, galactose).

Our body cannot process raffinose, so it passes through our intestine where bacteria break it down for us.

Bacteria transform this carbohydrate into water and carbon dioxide, which is gas.

Can You Eat Brussel Sprouts Raw?

Brussels Sprouts can be eaten raw.

They don’t contain any harmful substances or negative chemicals such as antinutrients that are in some raw vegetables and can reduce the absorption of vitamins and minerals.

Can Dogs Eat Brussels Sprouts?

While there are no strong counterindications for dogs, they can suffer from the same bloating problem as us, humans.

Since there are no particular benefits for them, it’s not particularly recommended to give dogs Brussels Sprouts.

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