Most People Hate Brussels Sprouts. But You Should Love Them!

Obviously inspired by Christmas, I’ve decided to sing the praises of this much-maligned vegetable and its health benefits.

Did you know that a cup of Brussels sprouts only contains 60 calories and have 4x more vitamin C than an orange?

24 thoughts on “Most People Hate Brussels Sprouts. But You Should Love Them!

  1. As an optometrist, I can tell you that zeaxanthin is good for your retina. It help against macular degeneration. I don’t eat that vegetables regularly but I will some Brussels sprouts this week ! You encourage me.

  2. Nope. I still hate brussel sprouts. They are actually one of the few vegetables that I don’t eat.

    When I was a kid, my Mum used to make me eat them. So, as a grown up I avoided them at all costs. When I was 24, I went to England for my friend’s wedding. I was at her future mother-in-law’s house for dinner and there they were on my plate. Not wanting to be impolite, I gagged them down and decided…I still hate brussel sprouts.

    When my daughter went away to college, she discovered them. She ordered them in a restaurant and told me to try them. You can disguise them and cook them however you like but they still taste the same to me. I’ll stick to broccoli.

    1. I understand. The vegetable I hate is mushy peas. I don’t mind peas but when they’re mushy… I hate them! I can’t stand the look of them, the smell and the taste!

      1. See now I love mushy peas. They’re hard to find here in Canada. Our local fish & chip place used to be run by Scottish people. They had mushy peas and homemade pies. Fabulous. Sadly, they retired years ago and now no more mushy peas. πŸ™

  3. Hi Rachel! So nice to read this post on Brussels sprouts! Very interesting! I love them, by the way. I found a recipe for an Indian Brussels sprout stew that I make each time my significant other is out of town, as he hates them! I also enjoy roasting them with hazelnuts, delicata squash, and a bit of crushed red, acv, and maple syrup. And I have shredded them raw on top of salads! So yummy! I appreciate your courage in addressing a vegetable that so many folks dislike! 🌞

  4. I think sprouts have a bad reputation thanks to being completely overcooked at Christmas! My family like to slice them up, and fry with bacon and chestnuts.

  5. I love brussel sprouts! I was just talking with my partner the other day about how trendy they’ve become. I see them at restaurants as appetizers all the time now!

  6. You know what I actually love brussel sprouts. I think it probably helped that when my mum used to make them at Christmas she’d do them with like bacon and chestnuts in a sauce of some kind – that was delicious. Probably doesn’t help that people cook them wrong or something idk. All I know is that they taste great when done properly, and clearly they have some great benefits!

  7. Well, your reasons are making me think twice, I only ever eat them at Christmas but that’s only if they make it to my plate! But now, totally going to include them, my eyesight is terrible so you won me on that point, however all of them are great reasons to eat them. I’ll try them as you suggest with butter as agree they tend to be over cooked! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I’m not a fan of brussel sprouts too. But I can have 3-5 pcs. Now with this article, I’ll roast them and probably enjoy this. πŸ˜‰

  9. I didn’t realize Brussels sprouts were unpopular! I’m a late bloomer on these vegetables – having only really started to eat them about a decade ago after a really yummy Thanksgiving serving. Love to roast them and top with a little cranberry sauce to give em a little char. That’s it though, unfortunately my Xmas tree is already lit…

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