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.
How to Store:
Refrigerate 1 -2 days
Brussels Sprouts are sensitive to ethylene, formed naturally from certain other produce, so store away from
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
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