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The Instacart guide to Brussels sprouts
About Brussels sprouts
The Brussels sprout is a green cruciferous vegetable that resembles a tiny cabbage and is closely related to cabbage. This vegetable is part of the mustard family known as Brassicaceae. The name comes from the city in Belgium, where Brussels sprouts were first grown.
Today, Brussels sprouts are grown across Europe and North America. Although you can find them almost year-round, the peak season for Brussels sprouts runs from September through mid-February. For this reason, they are typically considered a winter vegetable.
Raw Brussels sprouts are often described as bitter, which is why they are most often cooked before eating. When cooked well, Brussels sprouts can be sweet and nutty. Generally, the younger and smaller the sprouts, the better they will taste.