Brussel sprout season in the US starts in September and ends in December in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin. This unique-looking vegetable can be also found in the January-March period in Arizona, California, Florida and Georgia.
|State||Brussel sprouts in season|
|Alabama||October till November|
|Alaska||mid-August till November|
|Arizona||December till March|
|Arkansas||October till December|
|California||December till March|
|Colorado||mid-September till mid-December|
|Connecticut||September till November|
|Delaware||July till November|
|Florida||December till March|
|Georgia||December till February|
|Illinois||August till November|
|Indiana||mid-July till October|
|Iowa||mid-September till October|
|Kansas||May till mid-June|
|Kentucky||September till November|
|Louisiana||mid-October till May|
|Maine||September till November|
|Maryland||September till November|
|Massachusetts||September till November|
|Michigan||October till November|
|Minnesota||September till October|
|Mississippi||October till December|
|Missouri||May till mid-June|
|Montana||August till mid-November|
|Nebraska||September till November|
|Nevada||April till May, September and November till December|
|New Hampshire||mid-August till mid-December|
|New Jersey||September till November|
|New Mexico||September till November|
|New York||September till November|
|North Carolina||October till December|
|North Dakota||August till September|
|Ohio||August till November|
|Oklahoma||April till May and August till December|
|Oregon||July till October|
|Pennsylvania||September till December|
|Rhode Island||August till March|
|South Carolina||November till February|
|South Dakota||August till November|
|Tennessee||September till December|
|Texas||October till March|
|Vermont||September till mid-November|
|Virginia||October till December|
|Washington||December till March|
|West Virginia||September till October|
|Wisconsin||mid-September till mid-December|
|Wyoming||August till November|
Brussel sprouts nutrition facts and health benefits
Brussel sprouts contain a lot of useful vitamins such as B1, B2, B6, B9, PP, K, also trace elements – potassium, calcium, salts of sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, iodine, as well as free amino acids and enzymes.
Vitamin C in Brussel sprouts is one and a half times more than in one lemon or orange.
Brussel sprouts are recommended for general strengthening of the immune system, as well as for cardiovascular diseases. Nutritionists advise eating Brussel sprouts for diabetes or obesity – 100 g of cabbage contains 35 calories. Cabbage is also recommended to be included in the diet of pregnant women as a source of folic acid.
How to prepare Brussel sprouts
Brussel sprouts are used quite often in winter and early spring, as they have high nutritional qualities.
Cabbage heads can be steamed, boiled, stewed with butter, baked with other vegetables, and fried in breadcrumbs.
Brussel sprouts are often used to prepare vegetable broths, cream soups, cabbage soup, salads, side dishes, cold snacks, omelets, quiches. Also, Brussel sprouts are often pickled and used to decorate dishes.
Parmesan cheese, butter, balsamic vinegar, nuts, brown sugar, pepper, cream sauce are often used as additives or fillings for Brussel sprouts.Look also at these fruits & vegetables: