Brussels Sprouts may have been named as such as they were first cultivated and grown commercially near Brussels, Belgium around 1200s. A description of Brassica Oleracea (scientific name) was recorded in 1587. Now this is interesting, Brussels Sprouts are a close relative to Broccoli.
- Brussels sprout – Wikipedia
The Brussels sprout is a member of the Gemmifera Group of cabbages (Brassica oleracea), grown for its edible buds.
- Where Does the Name ‘Brussels Sprouts’ Come From? – Yahoo
Brussels sprouts have a mysterious and puzzling history. Some writers suggest they were eaten in classical times, but according to the English food writer Jane Grigson, they are first mentioned in the city of Brussels’s market regulations in 1213.
- The history of Brussels Sprouts – Kitchen Project
Brussels Sprouts are a member of the cabbage family, Brassica. Another name you hear is Cruciferous. There are hundreds of varieties in this family including mustard and horseradish.
- Where did Brussels sprouts originate? | Reference.com
Modern-day Brussels sprouts originated in the country of Belgium. This vegetable began to be cultivated in Belgium in the late 1500s.
- Brussels sprout – New World Encyclopedia
Brussels sprout (plural Brussels sprouts), also known as brussels sprout (without the capital B) and brussel sprout, is the common name for a cultivar group, Brassica oleracea Gemmifera Group, of the wild cabbage (B. oleracea) of the mustard family Brassicaceae (or Cruciferae).
- 11 Things You Probably Did Not Know About Brussels Sprouts – Food Republic
Depending on where you live, it could be your last chance to eat Brussels sprouts for awhile. These hearty winter vegetables are usually in season from fall through late winter.
- Brussels sprout factfile – Telegraph – The Telegraph
Love them or hate them, brussels sprouts are a traditional part of Christmas dinners. Here are ten key facts about the vegetable.