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Brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera) are a cruciferous vegetable associated with production of detoxification enzymes, antioxidant properties, cardiovascular protection, and anticarcinogenic activity. Brussels sprouts are a staple vegetable in healthy diets, grown for their rich supply of glucosinolates and nutrients. Eating Brussels sprouts and other leafy green vegetables improves your food quality score (FQS).
Read more about cruciferous vegetables as phytonutrient powerhouses.
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