Brussels sprouts

Brussels sproutsA distinctive feature of Brussels sprouts is not only the appearance of this plant, but also the composition. So, in her little kochanchiki contains two to three times more vitamin C when compared with other types of cabbage, so doctors recommend to use the fruits of this cabbage to children. Folk healers recommend eating Brussels sprouts with stomach disease, heart disease and blood vessels.

From the point of view of botany, Brussels sprouts are a biennial plant that has a cross type of pollination. In the first season of vegetation on a small stem (30-60 centimeters) small cats are formed. The number of kochanchikov on one plant reaches 60 pieces.

When planting Brussels sprouts for the second year, you can get seeds. The flowers of the plant are yellow, collected in the brush, the petals have raised edges. Seeds are formed in the pod, they are small, up to 2 millimeters in diameter, round in shape with a smooth surface.

The Brussels cabbage was brought out by scholars from Belgium. After her successful cultivation in this country, a few years later, she came to us. In kochanchiki contains up to 5% of sugar, 16,5% of dry matter, 0,47% of starch. However, the value is of mineral and vitamin composition. From vitamins - B1, B2, B6, B9, as well as vitamins PP and C. Mineral salts: potassium, sodium, iron, calcium, iodine, phosphorus, magnesium. The presence of such a diverse composition of useful elements makes cabbage a valuable remedy for many diseases. Therefore, many doctors recommend eating Brussels sprouts in diseases such as anemia, bronchitis, tuberculosis, insomnia, diabetes mellitus.

Particular attention should be paid to the use of Brussels sprouts juice, it helps to restore the operation of the pancreas of internal secretion. Cabbage juice can also be taken by people who are sick with diabetes mellitus. Also, Brussels sprouts juice can stop the inflammatory processes, stimulates an increase in immunity, has a hematopoietic and anti-cancer effect, so many doctors include Brussels sprouts juice in the oncological menus.

In food should be eaten little kochanchiki, which are attached to the stem in the axils of the sheets. Their high taste qualities are especially appreciated, therefore cabbage fruits stew, boil, fry, prepare soups and salads. An interesting form of little kochanchikov allows you to use them for decorating dishes, as well as for cooking soup and meat dishes. And although in our country Brussels sprouts are not widely distributed, Europeans have long considered it one of the most valuable products.

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