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Old 02-24-2004, 05:57 PM   #1
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are brussel sprouts good for you?

i just ate them for the first time and i LOVE them sooo much i love the flavor, just wondering if they are good for you???

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Old 02-24-2004, 06:39 PM   #2
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Re: are brussel sprouts good for you?

Good for you! I can't stand the flavour or the after-taste... I'm grimacing just thinking about it.

To answer your question -- yes, they're good for you. Usually, the sharpest-tasting vegetables contain the most phytochemicals, which are supposed to be protective against heart disease and cancer. Brussel sprouts are a great source of vitamins A and C.

Old 02-25-2004, 10:33 AM   #3
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Re: are brussel sprouts good for you?

Hello, I second the motion and not because I love them too. I checked out the USDA's free nutrient database and here is what I found......
36 mg. Calcium, 1.2 mg. iron, 20 mg. magnesium, 317 mg. potassium, 62 mg. vitamin C, 775 IU vitamin A, and 465 mcg. beta carotene. Talk about a cool vegie!

Old 02-25-2004, 02:28 PM   #4
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Re: are brussel sprouts good for you?

absolutely they are good for you. I don't much like the taste, but I find a good peanut/almond sauce on them does the trick.

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