Authors: The World's Healthiest Foods
Even if you have not been a fan of Brussels sprouts, I think you will love this Healthiest Way of Eating recipe. It not only has great flavor, but it only takes minutes to prepare. Enjoy!
|Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Fill the bottom of the steamer with 2 inches of water.
- While steam is building up in steamer, cut Brussels sprouts into quarters or chop into smaller pieces and let sit for at least 5 minutes to bring out their hidden health benefits.
- Chop or press garlic and let sit for at least 5 minutes to bring out their health-promoting properties.
- Steam Brussels sprouts for 5 minutes.
- Transfer to a bowl. Toss Brussels sprouts, while they are still hot, with the ingredients for the Mediterranean Dressing. (Mediterranean Dressing does not need to be made separately.)
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|5-Minute Brussels Sprouts
|vitamin K||696.28 mcg||870.4||90.7||excellent|
|vitamin C||196.12 mg||326.9||34.1||excellent|
|manganese||0.81 mg||40.5||4.2||very good|
|vitamin A||2007.40 IU||40.1||4.2||very good|
|fiber||8.79 g||35.2||3.7||very good|
|folate||139.33 mcg||34.8||3.6||very good|
|vitamin B6||0.54 mg||27.0||2.8||good|
|vitamin B1||0.33 mg||22.0||2.3||good|
Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
|very good||DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%