Video: ❶ Brussels Sprouts: Composition And Properties
Many lovers and fans of Brussels sprouts do not even imagine what an interesting and unusual plant is the "supplier" of their favorite dish. Meanwhile, the plant is truly amazing. Imagine a tall (sometimes more than a meter) stem with many large beautiful leaves, in the axils of which small heads of cabbage the size of a walnut (less often a chicken egg) are hidden. The name of the cabbage has no different interpretations, in all languages of the world it is known under the name of Brussels sprouts, since it was bred in Belgium at the beginning of the 19th century. True, the Germans are big fans of Brussels sprouts, sometimes they call it more poetically - "rosenkol", which means "cabbage-rose". Location: Location:
The composition of Brussels sprouts is diverse and rich in substances useful for the human body. Scientists joke that it is easier to name what is not in Brussels sprouts than the list of components that it contains.
Breeders consider its main value, firstly, the presence of a large amount of high-quality protein, which is easily absorbed by the human body. Researchers are comparing the protein found in Brussels sprouts to meat and milk proteins (in terms of amino acid content and ratio).
Secondly, Brussels sprouts are valuable for an extremely diverse set of vitamins: C, B1, B6, B9, PP, carotene, etc. She is the record holder for the amount of vitamins among other types of cabbage.
Brussels sprouts rightfully boast a rich content of elements such as sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium salts, as well as the presence of dietary fiber, pectin, folic acid, iron, phosphorus, iodine and a number of free enzymes and amino acids that give the body natural recharge.
Thanks to such a complex biochemical composition, Brussels sprouts occupy a worthy place among the most useful food products and valuable medicines.
Due to the rich mineral composition, represented by such elements as potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron, iodine, Brussels sprouts can be safely included in the diet for people suffering from diabetes mellitus, hypertension, allergies, anemia, bronchopulmonary diseases. And recently, Australian scientists have found (and this is confirmed by many years of research) that the consumption of only three hundred grams of Brussels sprouts per week will increase protection against the appearance of cancer.
Dishes from Brussels sprouts, and especially fresh juice, are indicated for frequent use by those who have problems in the work of the cardiovascular and hematopoietic systems, pancreas, who have a sharp decrease in immunity and chronic fatigue syndrome. Fresh Brussels sprouts juice is used as an antitoxic, choleretic, diuretic, expectorant and mild laxative.
Nutritionists recommend consuming it raw for those who want to lose weight. But if you don't like its taste, you can squeeze the juice out of it, mix it with the juice of lettuce, carrots, green beans and use it like that. The benefits will only increase, and the effect will increase if during this period you exclude foods containing sugar and starch from your diet.
Brussels sprouts are ideal for baby and diet food. She is a real treasure for those who care about their health.