Why Brussels sprouts are disliked?

Why Brussels sprouts are disliked by many?

Brussels sprouts looks like mini cabbages and sadly one of the most hated vegetables by kids in US.

The name originated from Belgium’s city Brussels for this beautiful and healthy vegetable.

It provides good amount of fiber and has all those goodies just like other green leafy vegetables.

Why people hate Brussels sprouts?

The odor is what makes it infamous vegetable. It belongs to cabbage family and has a chemical called phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) which tastes bitter to people who have a variation of a certain gene. Study conducted by Cornwall College (2011) revealed that the gene that controls the taste sensitivity namely TAS2R38 gene. This gene helps interlocking protein with PTC and gives bitterness to tongue.

Cooking Brussels sprouts releases sulfur compound and the more cooking of this vegetable leaves more sulfur aroma.

How to include Brussels sprouts in diet? Cut it into half and put olive oil, sprinkle salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder and roast it in medium heat.

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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: December 18, 2017

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