Also, why is it called a brussel sprout?
Forerunners to modern Brussels sprouts were probably cultivated in Ancient Rome. Brussels sprouts as they are now known were grown possibly as early as the 13th century in what is now Belgium. The first written reference dates to 1587.
Are brussel sprouts just small cabbages?
Brussels sprouts look like baby cabbages not because they are baby cabbages, but because they’re part of the same family. With cabbages, we eat the head that grows out of the ground. Brussels sprouts, on the other hand, are buds that grow along the length of a thick, fibrous stalk.
What is the difference between cabbage and Brussels sprouts?
Along with Brussels sprouts and cabbage, the cruciferous, or Brassica, family includes broccoli, kale, cauliflower, collard greens, turnips, mustard and bok choy. Although they are related, there are some nutritional differences between Brussels sprouts and cabbage.