brussels-sprouts

BRUSSELS SPROUTS

When to Buy/In Season:
September to May

How to Select:
Brussels sprouts are members of the cabbage family. Look for: Firm, fresh, bright green sprouts with tight-fitting outer leaves free from black spots. Puffy or soft sprouts are usually poor in quality. Any yellowing means they’re old, and likely bitter and tough; buy young, small sprouts (about 1 inch in diameter) that are tight and lively green.

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Pesticide Issues:

How to Store:
Fresh:
Refrigerate 1 -2 days

Brussels Sprouts are sensitive to ethylene, formed naturally from certain other produce, so store away from

Apples
Apricots
Avocados
Bananas, unripe
Cantaloupe
Figs
Honeydew
Nectarines
Peaches
Pears
Plums
Tomatoes

Frozen:
To Freeze Fresh Brussels Sprouts:

Preparation: Select green, firm and compact heads. Trim, removing coarse outer leaves. Wash thoroughly and immerse in brine (4 teaspoons salt to 1 gallon of water for 30 minutes) to remove insects. Sort into small, medium and large sizes.

Blanch: Water blanch small heads 3 minutes, medium heads 4 minutes, and large heads 5 minutes. Cool promptly, drain, package, seal and freeze.

Store: Store freshly frozen Brussels sprouts for up to 6 months in the freezer

Measurement: 1 pound yields 1 pint

Photo Source: rachel is coconut&limes

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