Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Brussels Sprouts - health facts

Brussels Sprouts are rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin K and a good source of other nutrients. I browsed the following information on brussels sprouts from http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=10. Brussels Sprouts can be cooked as kurma in our style, I hope to post the recipe with pictures when I make them some time.

Health Benefits:
  • Cancer Protection from sulfur containing phytonutrients
  • Optimize cell's detoxification and cleansing abilities
  • Supports healthier colon
  • Protection against Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • A birth defect fighter
  • Cardiovascular benefits

Brussel sprouts, boiled
1.00 cup
156.00 grams
60.84 calories
NutrientAmountDV
(%)
Nutrient
Density
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin K218.80 mcg273.580.9excellent
vitamin C96.72 mg161.247.7excellent
folate93.60 mcg23.46.9very good
vitamin A1121.64 IU22.46.6very good
manganese0.35 mg17.55.2very good
dietary fiber4.06 g16.24.8very good
potassium494.52 mg14.14.2very good
vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)0.28 mg14.04.1very good
tryptophan0.04 g12.53.7very good
vitamin B1 (thiamin)0.17 mg11.33.4very good
omega 3 fatty acids0.26 g10.83.2good
iron1.87 mg10.43.1good
phosphorus87.36 mg8.72.6good
protein3.98 g8.02.4good
magnesium31.20 mg7.82.3good
vitamin B2 (riboflavin)0.12 mg7.12.1good
vitamin E1.33 mg6.72.0good
copper0.13 mg6.51.9good
calcium56.16 mg5.61.7good

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