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Brussels sprouts

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Brussels sprouts were first cultivated near Brussels in the 19th century, whence its popularity spread – hence the name.

A temperate climate provides ideal conditions for growing Brussels sprouts. The florets are harvested  from September to January because Brussels sprouts don’t mind a little frost – in fact, it is even said  to improve the taste.

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Remove the outside leaves from the sprouts, shorten the stalk a little and make cross-cuts in it. This way, it cooks evenly. Add a teaspoon of butter to the cooking water for an even better taste. Brussels sprouts are traditionally seasoned with salt and nutmeg.

Recipe suggestion: Brussel Sprouts Quiche

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