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Old 19-12-2014, 04:55 PM   #385
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Brussels Sprouts with Pan-cetta and Chestnuts - Gordon Ra-msay ...
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The Brussels sprout is a cultivar in the Gemmifera group of cabbages (Brassica oleracea), grown for its edible buds.. The leafy green vegetables are typically 2.5–4 cm (0.98–1.6 in) in diameter and look like miniature cabbages.. The Brussels sprout has long been popular in Brussels, Belgium, and may have originated there...

Brussels sprouts, as with broccoli and other brassicas, contain sulforaphane, a phytochemical under basic research for its potential anticancer properties.. Although boiling reduces the level of sulforaphane, steaming and stir frying do not result in significant loss..For taste, roasting Brussels sprouts is a common way to cook them in large quantities that seems to bring out the flavour that school children can enjoy.. One school district served roasted and pickled Brussels sprouts to 20,000 children who reportedly enjoyed the food during a single day..Common toppings or additions for Brussels sprouts include Parmesan cheese and butter, balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, bacon, pistachios, pine nuts, mustard, brown sugar, and pepper..




Most of the United States production is in California, with a smaller percentage of the crop grown in Skagit Valley, Washington, where cool springs, mild summers and rich soil abounds, and to a lesser degree on Long Island, New York.. Total United States production is approximately 32,000 tons, with a value of $27 million.. Ontario, Canada, produces about 1,000 tons per year..Consuming Brussels sprouts in excess may not be suitable for heart patients taking anticoagulants since they contain vitamin K, a blood-clotting factor..A popular way of cooking Brussels sprouts is to sauté them..Cabotage traditionally refers to shipping along coastal routes, port to port.. Now the word is often used to refer to the transport of goods or passengers between two points in the same country by a vessel or an aircraft registered in another country...
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