For the Joy of Brussels

Go on admit it you do the love the taste of the odd Brussel sprout. Let’s face it at least one or two Brussels sprouts are an essential part of the Christmas lunch tradition! Believe it or not, although they are mediterranean in origin, they are a northern European delicacy.

8 good reasons to keep them in your house:

1. Vitamins and minerals

To protect against osteoporosis, colon and stomach cancers and keep your blood, muscles, nerves, eyes, skin and immune system healthy and working.

2. Soluble and insoluble fibres

For a healthy gut.

3. Anti-inflammatory properties

May reduce joint pain, inflammation and stiffness.

4. Lowering glucose levels

Could help to manage conditions like diabetes.

5. Low in calories

Full of goodness, a perfect weight loss superfood.

6. Recipes

Hundreds of options: boiled, baked and fried, plain, spiced- up or creamed, whole, chopped, diced or mashed, mixed with other veg, salad or fruit.

7. Full of Energy

In 2013 a team of scientists and engineers created a Brussel sprout battery which lit up an 8 foot Christmas tree.

8. Decorations

Florists like Back to the Fuchsia in Stony Stratford embrace Brussel sprout wreaths!

For the perfect wreath from Back to the Fuchsia

Back to the Fuchsia

4 Timor Court,
High Street,
Stony Stratford
01908 939118

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