Sprouts…glorious sprouts!

You cannot have a Christmas dinner without the blessed sprout.

Sprouts despite their bad press are a wonderful vegetable, Brussels sprouts are from the family that includes cabbage, collard greens, broccoli, kale, and kohlrabi; they are cruciferous.

They also contain good amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid and dietary fibre and possibly protect against colon cancer because they contain sinigrin.

Sprouts are simple to cook and here’s Mrs Beeton to tell us how: