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Nutrition Facts about Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts in a pot

Brussels sprouts in a pot

Brussels sprouts in a pot

Brussels sprouts in a pot

Brussels sprouts are low-calorie, high-fiber, full-flavor buttons of deliciousness! One cup of raw Brussels sprouts is only 38 calories! That gives you a lot of wiggle room when it comes to cooking them. That serving of sprouts will give you 3 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, and less than 2 grams of sugar. Don’t let our little mini cabbages fool you—they’re packed with flavor and nutrition. Brussels sprouts have a sulfur-based compound that may actually help prevent damage to your DNA—damage that increases your risk of cancer. So, these sprouts are delicious, nutritious, and protective!

Here is the nutrition information for one cup (88 grams) of raw Brussels sprouts:

Brussel Sprouts Nutrition

Source: sprouts%2C_year_round_average%2C_raw%2C_ripe%2C_red_nutritional_value.html

The main plant compounds in Brussels sprouts are:

  • Kaempferol. An antioxidant that may help reduce cancer growth, decrease inflammation, and promote heart health.
  • Glycosinolate glucobrassicin. A sulfur-based substance that may help prevent damage to your DNA. It may also help stop new blood vessels from growing inside tumors.

Did you know all these nutrition facts about Brussels sprouts? Please tell us what you think.


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