This is the first year that I have grown Brussels sprouts. Everything that I had read before the growing season mentioned that the best time to harvest is right around the first frost of the fall season; rumor is that it adds a bit of sweetness to these crunchy veggies. As usual I rebelled a bit against the orthodox approach and planted my Brussels extremely early and have been harvesting for the past couple of weeks, they are absolutely delicious and I can only hope that they hang around long enough to make it to the first frost.
Brussels sprouts, which are a member of the cruciferous family, are a reasonable source of protein in ones diet. The catch is the protein is not complete so in order to get the full spectrum of amino acids it is recommended that you combine it with grains. It is also a good source of Vitamin A. Vitamin A assist in our vision, in maintaining healthy skin and is a nice boost for our immune system.
Brussels sprouts are also a great source of potassium in your diet. Potassium is an important mineral that assist in the proper function of cells, tissues, and organs.
They also have an abundance of the most commonly found mineral in the human body, calcium. Calcium is important in the growth and maintenance of the body and this tasty veggie should be kept in mind for people who may have a unique diet.