Brussels sprouts are cruciferous vegetables that resemble mini cabbages, and are a rich source of numerous antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins while being low in calories.
They have an impressive nutritional profile, as a half cup (78 grams) of cooked Brussels sprouts contains:
- Vitamin K: 137% of the RDI
- Vitamin C: 81% of the RDI
- Vitamin A: 12% of the RDI
- Folate: 12% of the RDI
- Manganese: 9% of the RDI
- Protein: 2 grams
- Carbs: 6 grams
- Fiber: 2 grams
- Calories: 28
Brussels sprouts contain small amounts of iron, magnesium, vitamin B6, potassium, thiamine, and phosphorus.
If you like their taste, you should definitely try this sweet caramelized Brussels sprouts recipe, as it is a delicious opportunity to reap the benefits of this veggie more often than previously!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic Recipe
- 1 pound of Brussels sprouts
- 5 cloves garlic (peeled)
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 4 to 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Heat the oven to 400 degrees, and heat the oil in a cast iron pan over medium-high heat.
Trim the bottom part of the Brussels sprouts off, slice them in half, and place them cut-side down into the pan. Add the garlic, and season with salt and pepper.
Cook without stirring until the Brussels sprouts start to brown on the bottom.
Next, transfer the pan to the oven, and roast, shaking the pan every 5 minutes.
After 10-20 minutes, when the Brussels sprouts are brown and tender, remove from heat, stir in balsamic vinegar, and enjoy!