Thursday, February 3, 2011

excellent Mexican Brussels sprouts

At Rosslyn's Pentagon City Costco, you can now buy a two-pound bag of Rosemont Farms fresh Brussels sprouts for a mere $4.79 (plus 12 cents tax).  Two pounds of sprouts is a lot of sprouts.  We recommend microwaving the sprouts for about 2.5 minutes in a ceramic cereal bowl covered with another ceramic dish.  Mix the sprouts into a pile of quinoa, sauteed mushrooms, and freshly ground flax seeds for an excellent dish.

These Rosemont Farms Brussels sprouts are grown in Mexico.  Unfortunately, little information is readily available about the persons who actually grow the sprouts.  Good work, unknown farmers!

Rosemont Farms is a produce-marketing company founded in Florida in 1999.  C.H. Robinson WorldWide, Inc. acquired Rosemont Farms in 2009.  C.H. Robinson is one of the world's largest third-party-logistics providers and had gross revenues of $9.3 billion in 2010.

We appreciate the efforts of everyone who has helped to provide our neighborhood with Brussels sprouts.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Many sources indicate that Brussel Sprouts are a very healthy food. For example, the following is what the George Mateljan Foundation has to say about Brussel sprouts: "Brussels sprouts can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will use a steaming method when cooking them. The fiber-related components in Brussels sprouts do a better job of binding together with bile acids in your digestive tract when they've been steamed. When this binding process takes place, it's easier for bile acids to be excreted, and the result is a lowering of your cholesterol levels. Raw Brussels sprouts still have cholesterol-lowering ability-just not as much as steamed Brussels sprouts.
Brussels sprouts may have unique health benefits in the area of DNA protection. A recent study has shown improved stability of DNA inside of our white blood cells after daily consumption of Brussels sprouts in the amount of 1.25 cups".(the George Mateljan Foundation is an organization "established by George Mateljan to discover, develop and share scientifically proven information about the benefits of healthy eating, and to provide the personalized support individuals need to make eating The World's Healthiest Foods enjoyable, easy, quick and affordable").