Veg box vegetable of the week – sprout tops

November 30, 2007 at 6:56 pm Leave a comment

According to BBC Food:

Once the preserve of street markets and allotment growers, sprout tops are now one of the most fashionable vegetables in the foodie world, along with other rediscovered brassicas like curly kale and purple sprouting broccoli. You’ll now find them on menus in smart restaurants all over the UK.

So there you are. I am a very trendy vegetable-eater.

Sprout tops are the rosette of leaves from the top of the Brussels sprout stem and none of the photos Google threw up looked like what I have downstairs, so I was reduced to photographing my own!

Apparently, they are very nice stir-fried with ginger and chilli. So that’s dinner sorted then!

Captain Cook made his crew eat sprouts as well as limes and lemons to combat scurvy and as far back as 5000 years ago they were believed to have healing properties and were prescribed by Chinese doctors. They are actually very healthy – only 10 calories each, high in fibre, free from cholesterol, low sodium, low fat, lots of vitamin C and some anti-oxidant properties.


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