When is Brussel sprout season?

When is Brussel sprout season?

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. 

StateBrussel sprouts in season
AlabamaOctober till November
Alaskamid-August till November
ArizonaDecember till March
ArkansasOctober till December
CaliforniaDecember till March
Coloradomid-September till mid-December
ConnecticutSeptember till November
DelawareJuly till November
FloridaDecember till March
GeorgiaDecember till February
IllinoisAugust till November
Indianamid-July till October
Iowamid-September till October
KansasMay till mid-June
KentuckySeptember till November
Louisianamid-October till May
MaineSeptember till November
MarylandSeptember till November
MassachusettsSeptember till November
MichiganOctober till November
MinnesotaSeptember till October
MississippiOctober till December
MissouriMay till mid-June
MontanaAugust till mid-November
NebraskaSeptember till November
NevadaApril till May, September and November till December
New Hampshiremid-August till mid-December
New JerseySeptember till November
New MexicoSeptember till November
New YorkSeptember till November
North CarolinaOctober till December
North DakotaAugust till September
OhioAugust till November
OklahomaApril till May and August till December
OregonJuly till October
PennsylvaniaSeptember till December
Rhode IslandAugust till March
South CarolinaNovember till February
South DakotaAugust till November
TennesseeSeptember till December
TexasOctober till March
VermontSeptember till mid-November
VirginiaOctober till December
WashingtonDecember till March
West VirginiaSeptember till October
Wisconsinmid-September till mid-December
WyomingAugust 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.

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