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Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts, variety (gemmifera) of cabbage producing small edible heads (sprouts) along the stem. It is cultivated like cabbage and was first developed in Belgium and France in the 18th cent. Brussels sprouts are classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Capparales, family Cruciferae.

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Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts Leaf buds of Brassica oleracea gemmiferra. Nine sprouts (90 g) are a rich source of folate and vitamin C; a source of vitamin B6; provide 2.7 g of dietary fibre; supply 16 kcal (65 kJ).

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