Should we eat sprouts all year round?

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Should we eat sprouts all year round?
« on: 05/01/2016 11:44:29 »
Should you New Year's resolution be to eat more Brussel sprouts? Discover the health benefits of the humble veg...

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Are brussel sprouts the devil's vegetable?
« Reply #1 on: 06/01/2016 00:14:03 »
I love brussel sprouts; I didn't used to though. Back in my childhood I regarded them as the Devil's vegetable, much as my own children do today. I wonder why our tastes change like this? Have I merely convinced myself that they are tolerable and I should like them, or have my taste matured in some way to make them more attractive to my gustatory and olfactory system?
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Re: Should we eat sprouts all year round?
« Reply #2 on: 06/01/2016 05:39:17 »
I love brussel sprouts; I didn't used to though. Back in my childhood I regarded them as the Devil's vegetable, much as my own children do today. I wonder why our tastes change like this? Have I merely convinced myself that they are tolerable and I should like them, or have my taste matured in some way to make them more attractive to my gustatory and olfactory system?

I have read that children are more sensitive than adults to the bitter compounds found in vegetables like brussel sprouts. It's thought to be protective since a lot of poisonous plants are also bitter.

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« Reply #3 on: 17/01/2016 04:52:13 »
I love brussels sprouts (and cauliflower, but not broccoli until I was older). I think part of it is that I always liked foods on the bitter side of the spectrum. A little garlic and olive oil with steamed brussels sprouts is ideal.