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Are brussel sprouts human made?
Brussels sprouts are not baby cabbages . . . but they kinda are. As I said earlier, brussels sprouts are a human-engineered strain of a plant called Brassica oleracea, which is also known as wild cabbage. Other strains include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, and turnips.
When did humans start eating brussel sprouts?
Brussels sprouts as they are now known were grown possibly as early as the 13th century in what is now Belgium. The first written reference dates to 1587. During the 16th century, they enjoyed a popularity in the southern Netherlands that eventually spread throughout the cooler parts of Northern Europe.
Where did the brussel sprouts grow from?
Brussels sprouts are thought to have originated in Rome, but they really hit their stride in Belgium where they became popular as a vegetable crop in the 16th century.
Do brussel sprouts grow on trees?
Maybe vegetables aren't always good for you. As it turns out, Brussels sprouts are a kind of cabbage, and they grow on long, thick stalks that grow out of the ground and look like strange little trees. The part of the plant that we eat are the "buds."