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Cooking Brussels Sprouts the Correct Way Helps Fight Cancer

Cooking Brussels Sprouts the Correct Way Helps Fight Cancer@


By Arlene Wright-Correll


At Home Farm Herbery we grow Brussels Sprout Long Island Catskill Heirloom Seeds and this popular Brussels Sprout variety produces miniature cabbage-like heads which are extremely tasty and nutritious.  

However, Did you know that Brussels sprouts contain sulforaphane, a chemical believed to have potent anti-cancer properties? Although boiling reduces the level of the anti-cancer compounds, steaming, microwaving, and stirring we steam them al Dante or sauté them quickly.


It is amazing that just one little thing can change an item’s consistency so quickly.  When we sauté them we cut them in halves or quarters to allow them to cook quickly.


Brussels sprouts are rich in many valuable nutrients. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K. They are a very good source of numerous nutrients including folate, manganese, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, choline, copper, vitamin B1, potassium, phosphorus and omega-3 fatty acids.


Choline is not often referred to for its benefits yet; the primary criterion used to estimate the Adequate Intake (AI) for choline is the prevention of liver damage as assessed by measuring serum alanine aminotransferase levels. The AI for adults is 550 mg/day of choline for men and 425 mg/day for women.


So do yourself a big health favor and put Brussels Sprouts into your diet and cook them correctly.


May the Creative force be with you!


Arlene Wright-Correll


Home Farm Herbery LLC


1,751 - 19 - 1 - US


About the Author & Artist. Arlene Wright-Correll (1935- ___), Spent most of her adult life as a mother and an International real estate broker and is now popular American award winning Artist, published author, columnist, & is the resident art instructor for Avalon Stained Glass School, at the age of 68, decided to pick up her paint brushes again after 54 years and paint.  She is a cancer and stroke survivor who is able to strive forward each and everyday to welcome the beauty of this small planet.  She also is a China & Porcelain painter, Sandblasting & Etching, Stained Glass & fused glass Artisan. She is one of the six KY Artists who worked 6 months to create the dolls for Journey Jots in 2006 and a Smithsonian Institute art exhibit in 2008. Her published books can be found here . She is also a featured writer for and teaches Art Vacation Holidays at Avalon Stained Glass School and Creativity Center. She currently grows many herbs, flowers and vegetables at Home Farm Herbery and has created almost 400 seasoning, teas and preserves heirloom seeds all of which she sells and gives 100% of her proceeds to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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