5 Surprising Facts About Brussels Sprouts

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Brussels sprouts are veggie all-stars. Here are five things you need to know, especially if you grew up loathing them.

Smaller Brussels sprouts tend to taste sweeter and less bitter than big ones. But their flavor may partly depend on your DNA. One gene seems to help control how bitter things taste to you.

You're making them wrong. Cook Brussels sprouts till they're crunchy on the outside and a bit tender in the middle.

Pop quiz. What do you get when you cross Brussels sprouts with kale? An actual new veggie that the Brits created, kalettes.

Did you know that one cup of Brussels sprouts has more vitamin C than a medium orange? Nice. You'll get lots of fiber too. And that's the way Brussels sprouts roll. Enjoy.