The Trick To Making The Crispiest Brussels Sprouts

There's no hiding the fact that Brussels sprouts can be a somewhat quarrelsome vegetable. People either love them or really, really hate them. If not cooked properly, they can have a tendency of smelling somewhat off-putting, according to The Takeout. What's worse is that if you overcook Brussels sprouts, they essentially turn to mush (and no one wants to eat that). But it's no secret that Brussels sprouts, like many of its vegetable brethren, are loaded with nutrients that can benefit the body as a whole, a Healthline report explains. But knowing this, still doesn't make people want to eat it more. 

Food Print reports that Brussels sprout are, in fact, the most hated vegetable in the U.S. But what if there was a way for you to make them oh-so-delicious and crispy (because everything tastes better with a little crunch). The Takeout reports that there is a foolproof way to achieve the perfect crisp every time you cook these mini cabbage-looking veggies. The report suggests rinsing the sprouts and removing the leaves until you're left with a nub, then season and cook. This will allegedly lead to just the right amount of crisp and crunch for your sprouts. 

Why you should be eating more Brussels sprouts

Regardless of how you cook them up, Brussels sprouts have high levels of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants (they are basically the little powerhouses of the vegetable world), a Healthline report explains. Because of all the goodness that is found within them, they can assist the body in decreasing inflammation, improving blood sugar levels, and even help reduce the risk of cancer. According to Healthline, about half a cup of Brussels sprouts contains two grams of fiber (eight percent of the suggested amount of fiber everyone should be consuming).

In addition to being a good source of fiber, Healthline details that sprouts are rich in vitamins K, C, A, folate, and manganese. Brussels sprouts are also said to be a good source of kaempferol. What is kaempferol? It's an antioxidant that has been found to have health-promoting properties that can ease inflammation, improve heart health, and possibly reduce cancer cell growth. So be sure to load up your plate the next time you cook a batch of crispy Brussels sprouts.