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Eat Brussel Sprouts Day

January 31

When is Eat Brussel Sprouts Day?

Eat Brussel Sprouts Day happens on Wednesday January 31, 2024.

Eat Brussels Sprouts Day: Embracing the Versatility of a Miniature Cabbage on January 31st

January 31st marks a unique celebration in the culinary calendar – Eat Brussels Sprouts Day. This day is dedicated to the humble Brussels sprout, often overshadowed by other vegetables but packed with flavor and nutrients. Brussels sprouts, resembling miniature cabbages, are a member of the Brassica family and are known for their distinct taste and versatility in cooking.

Rediscovering Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts have long suffered from a reputation for being unpalatable, often associated with overcooked, mushy, and bitter-tasting experiences. However, when cooked correctly, they can be deliciously savory and even slightly sweet. This day encourages us to explore the myriad ways to prepare and enjoy Brussels sprouts, turning skeptics into fans.

Culinary Creations with Brussels Sprouts

The versatility of Brussels sprouts makes them an exciting ingredient in the kitchen. Here are just a few ways to prepare them:

  1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts: Roasting brings out their natural sweetness and results in a crispy, caramelized exterior. Tossed with a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper, roasted Brussels sprouts are a simple yet delightful dish.
  2. Brussels Sprouts with Bacon: Combining the sprouts with the savory flavor of bacon creates a rich and satisfying side dish.
  3. Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad: Thinly sliced raw Brussels sprouts make a crunchy and refreshing addition to salads, especially when paired with a tangy dressing.
  4. Sautéed Brussels Sprouts: Quick and flavorful, sautéed Brussels sprouts with garlic and herbs are a great complement to any meal.
  5. Brussels Sprout Gratin: Baked with cheese and cream, Brussels sprouts can be transformed into a decadent gratin, perfect for cold winter nights.
  6. Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts: For a quick and healthy option, stir-frying Brussels sprouts with other vegetables and your choice of protein makes for a wholesome and tasty meal.

Health Benefits

Not only are Brussels sprouts versatile in cooking, but they are also a nutritional powerhouse. Packed with vitamins (like Vitamin C and K), minerals, fiber, and antioxidants, they offer numerous health benefits, including supporting digestive health and potentially reducing the risk of certain diseases.

Celebrating Eat Brussels Sprouts Day

  • Try New Recipes: Use this day as an opportunity to experiment with new recipes and cooking methods for Brussels sprouts.
  • Share the Love: If you’re already a Brussels sprout enthusiast, share your favorite recipe on social media or with friends and family.
  • Educational Aspect: Use this day to educate others about the health benefits and culinary possibilities of Brussels sprouts, perhaps by hosting a tasting event.

Eat Brussels Sprouts Day is an invitation to rediscover this often-misunderstood vegetable and to explore the wide array of dishes that can be created with it. Whether roasted, sautéed, or shaved into a salad, Brussels sprouts can be a delicious addition to your diet.

When does Eat Brussel Sprouts Day happen next year?

Eat Brussel Sprouts Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Friday January 31, 2025
  • Saturday January 31, 2026
  • Sunday January 31, 2027
  • Monday January 31, 2028
  • Wednesday January 31, 2029


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