Brussels sprouts: composition and properties

Brussels sprouts: composition and properties
 Many fans and fans of Brussels sprouts not even suggest some interesting and unusual plant is a "supplier" of their favorite dishes. Meanwhile, the plant is really amazing. Imagine a high (sometimes more than a meter) stalk with lots of big beautiful leaves, which are hidden in the axils of small kochanchiki size of a walnut (sometimes with an egg). Title cabbage has no ambiguity, in all languages ​​of the world it is known as the Brussels, Belgium as bred into at the beginning of the XIX century. However, the Germans - are big fans of Brussels sprouts, sometimes referred to it more poetically - "rozenkol", which means "cabbage-rose".


Composition of Brussels sprouts diverse and rich in mineral for the human body substances. Scientists joke that it is easier to name something in Brussels sprouts do not have than the list of components that it contains.

Its main value selectors considered, firstly, the presence of large amounts of high quality protein, which is easily absorbed by the human body. The researchers compared protein found in Brussels sprouts, protein meat and milk (content and ratio of amino acids).

Secondly, Brussels sprouts valuable extremely diverse set of vitamins C, B1, B6, B9, PP, carotene, etc. She - record holder in the number of vitamins, among other types of cabbage.

Brussels sprouts can rightfully "boast" rich content of such elements as sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and the presence of dietary fibers, pectin, folic acid, iron, phosphorus, iodine and a variety of free amino acids and enzymes giving body natural recharge.

Due to such a complex biochemical composition, brussels sprouts ranks among the most useful and valuable food medicines.


Due to the rich mineral composition represented by elements such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron, iodine, Brussels sprouts can be safely included in the diet for people suffering from diabetes, hypertension, allergies, anemia, bronchopulmonary diseases. A recent Australian study found (and this is confirmed by long-term studies) that the use of all three hundred grams of Brussels sprouts in a week will increase the security of the occurrence of cancer.

Dish of brussels sprouts, especially fresh juice, are shown to the frequent use of those who have problems in the cardiovascular and hematopoietic systems, pancreas, who has been a sharp decline in immunity and chronic fatigue syndrome. Juice from fresh Brussels sprouts used as anti-toxic, choleretic, diuretic, expectorant and laxative.

Nutritionists recommend eating it raw for those who want to lose weight. But if you do not like its taste, you can squeeze out the juice, mix it with the juice of lettuce, carrots, green beans and drink in this form. Benefits will only rise, and the effect will increase if during this period you exclude from your diet foods that contain sugar and starch.

Brussels sprouts - ideal for children and dietary food. It is - a real storehouse for those who care about their health.

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