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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).