Brussels Sprouts (Brassica Oleracea)

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Brussels Sprouts microgreens are easy to manage and fast growers! These small green leaves with white stems have a delightfully mild flavor, and they hold a large amount of nutrition. 

What are Brussels Sprouts Microgreens?

These are the microgreen version of the miniature cabbages. The full-grown version is actually not baby cabbage heads but a vegetable of its own. As microgreens, they grow tasty leaves and contain nutrition such as fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are popular as they are easy to manage, and you will quickly see the results. 

Growing period10-13 days
FlavorMild, sweet & slightly bitter flavor
Growing difficultyEasy
Buy seedsBrussels Sprouts seeds from True Leaf Market

Description

Brussels Sprouts Microgreens belongs to the Gemmifera Group of cabbages (Brassica oleracea). They are beautiful and delicious with green leaves and white stems. The name of the vegetable is known to originate from Belgium, where it was a popular green cultivated already in 1587. Today these mini green cabbage heads are grown in many parts of the world.  

Growing them as microgreens give this mild flavor that you can add to any dish. You keep the nutrition value, and you can sprinkle them over a salad, put them in a sandwich, or even to you roast dinner alongside the full-grown ones!

Difference between the full grown vegetable and microgreens

General Nutrition & Benefits

Brussels sprouts microgreens contain high levels of nutrients. They are low in calories but high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. That makes it a great healthy addition to daily meals.

They are rich in vitamins A, C, and especially K. They also include folate and manganese. Besides, they contain small amounts of vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium, iron, thiamine, and phosphorus.

Overall, they are jampacked with healthy benefits!

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How to Grow Brussels Sprouts Microgreens

Growing timeline (estimated)
PresoakNo
Preferred mediumSoil or hydroponic
Germination period (blackout)Day 1-5
Growth time (sunlight)Day 6-9
HarvestDay 10-13

Growing Brussels Sprouts Microgreens are easy, and they mature quickly. They can be grown in soil or soilless medium. Brussels Sprout microgreens grow well in a cooler climate but not as well when it’s warm and humid. 

There is no need to presoak these seeds before you plant them. You leave them to grow until they form their first true leaves. 

Place your medium in your tray or other container and sprinkle the small seeds evenly across. Ensure to mist your medium and seeds well before you place them in the dark. For the first two to three days, place another tray on top of the one you grow them in and put some weight on it. It helps the germination process. After these days, you can remove the weight, and flip the lid, and you will see that the microgreens will thrive even more.

Keep the seeds moist during the blackout period, and after a few days, you will have a great batch of leaves ready to flourish in the sun.

From day ten, you may be ready to harvest your Brussels Sprouts Microgreens. Cut them with a sharp knife or use scissors. Simply cut just above soil level to get a clean batch ready to be enjoyed!

Culinary Guiding

Brussels Sprouts Microgreens are versatile and go well with most dishes. As the flavor is mild, you can use them with almost any meal. 

Add them in your salad, between two slices of freshly baked bread, sprinkle over your soap, or eat with your roast dinner! Why not add them with the traditionally grown brussels sprouts to get an even healthier meal!

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