Brussels sprouts are miniature members of the cabbage family with a very similar taste. The average sprout is about 1"-2" in diameter with compact leaves.
Europe is the largest consumer of Brussels sprouts – especially when served with turkey during holidays. In France, they’re called Brussels cabbages (choux de Bruxelles). Most commercial U.S. sprouts are grown in California.
Although probably originating in the Middle East, Brussels, Belgium, was the first to grow the sprouts in mass quantities.
Brussels sprouts are not identified by species. They will range in color from green and white to a reddish tinge.
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