Can you eat Brussels sprout leaves?


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The leaves of the Brussels sprout plant are safe to eat. The green leaves are similar to vegetables, such as kale and collard greens.

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It is recommended that only the young Brussels sprouts leaves be used. Mature leaves tend to have a flavor that is less pleasing. Brussels sprout leaves can be prepared in numerous ways, but are most often cooked with the same method used to prepare collard greens.

Brussels sprouts are nutritional and are great resources of vitamins C and K. Brussels sprouts can be broiled, grilled or roasted, but sauteing them is the most common and popular method of preparation.

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