Tiny cabbage appeared a long time ago in Brussels, Belgium. These Brussels Sprouts look like tiny cabbages with a crunchy, cool taste that is very popular.
These days, Vietnamese housewives are struggling to find tiny corn that is packed in plastic bags with a weight of 400 grams/bag. This type of cabbage is advertised as originating from France, looks exactly like Vietnamese cabbage but has a super small size, just the size of a small lemon. Housewives who buy it need to store this “French cabbage sprout” in the freezer, the shelf life is from 3 to 6 months depending on the type. Currently, the price of tiny cabbage on the market ranges from 150,000 to 160,000 VND/bag of 400 grams. In fact, Brussels sprouts are a famous dish in the world for a long time. Known in English as Brussels Sprouts, this is a cultivar in the Gemmifera group of cabbage (wild cabbage species), grown for its sprouts. Each baby cabbage is 2.5 – 4 cm in diameter and also has layered leaves that look like miniature cabbages. Although the same cabbage family, Brussels sprouts can reach a height of 80 – 120 cm; Each plant will yield 150 – 170 mini cabbages. 1 kg for about 50 – 60 tiny cabbages.
Brussels sprouts are good for the brain; lowers cholesterol and has anti-inflammatory properties, reduces and even reverses lung damage; increased levels of folic acid, a chemical essential for promoting fertility in men and women. Brussels sprouts contain high levels of folic acid and vitamin K. 100 g of Brussels sprouts provide about 194 mcg of vitamin K, meeting about 242% of the DV, equivalent to 1 Brussels sprout providing about 33.6 mcg, accounting for 42% of the DV. Bitter taste, smell Spicy, Brussels sprouts are also a superfood in the anti-cancer diet. The most notable active ingredient is indole-3-carbinol which is a compound found in Brussels sprouts when we mash, mince or chew them. Indole-3-carbinol has been shown to promote the detoxification of many toxic substances (including carcinogens) and antioxidant capacity.
In 100 grams of Brussels sprouts, there is up to 194mcg of Vitamin K. In addition, they are rich in folic acid, which increases fertility in both men and women. “This smaller green cabbage is a superfood that helps increase fertility. They are rich in folic acid, which plays an important role in increasing fertility for both men and women,” according to doctors in London. Vitamins in brussels sprouts also help increase the amount of sperm in men and help provide necessary nutrients to the uterus, increasing sperm survival.
Enjoying fresh Brussels sprouts is of course more delicious than frozen sprouts. Cabbage will taste better when cooked moderately, steaming is best. If overcooked, the cabbage will be mushy and bitter. The French also often prepare Brussels sprouts by roasting them with garlic, lemon juice and parsley; Or make a salad with citrus vinaigrette, cheese and almonds. Germans are very fond of pickled Brussels sprouts with salt and sugar, which helps neutralize dishes high in protein and fat.
When returning to Vietnam, frozen Brussels sprouts are prepared by housewives in a variety of ways, such as stir-frying with beef, making rib soup, baking with cherry tomatoes, or even making kimchi. Not just corn. Tiny mustard greens are so popular that their seeds are also bought and planted. Brussels sprout seeds are being widely sold on online shops and imported seed stores at prices ranging from 25,000 – 59,000 VND/1g bag. Some buyers said they grow tiny cabbages both for ornamental purposes and to harvest a super clean vegetable for the whole family to enjoy.