Benefits of Brussel
Vitamins and Minerals
Brussels sprouts provide you with 20 essential vitamins and minerals. A ? cup serving provides 48.4 mg of vitamin C, an antioxidant, and 604 IU of vitamin A, which supports healthy eyesight. Brussels sprouts provide more than a day s worth of vitamin K for men, and 91 percent of the daily value for women. Vitamin K is intrinsic to the blood s ability to clot and may help strengthen your bones. The 46.8 micrograms of folate in ? cup of brussels sprouts bolsters red blood cell health and is important to pregnant women as it helps prevent specific neural tube defects. With 247 mg of potassium per serving, brussels sprouts are a rich source of this mineral, which can help regulate your blood pressure and fluid balance. Brussels sprouts are also a source of vitamin E, most of the B complex of vitamins, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, calcium, manganese and selenium.