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Eat Brussel Sprouts Day

Get your greens on! Celebrate Eat Brussel Sprouts Day with delicious recipes, fun activities, and tasty surprises.
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January 31
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Get ready to celebrate Eat Brussel Sprouts Day on January 31! This day has been celebrated since the 1940s and is a great way to recognize this delicious and nutritious vegetable. Brussel sprouts are a versatile ingredient that can be cooked in many different ways, from roasting them with olive oil to steaming them with cheese sauce. So grab your favorite recipe and get ready for an exciting day of cooking up some tasty brussel sprouts!

History of Eat Brussel Sprouts Day

Eat Brussel Sprouts Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>5th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Brussels Sprouts Origin</div><div class='timeline-text'>Brussels sprouts were likely cultivated in Italy in Roman times, and possibly as early as the 5th century.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>13th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Arrival in Belgium</div><div class='timeline-text'>Brussels Sprouts are thought to have been grown in Belgium, which is where they get their name, as early as the 13th century.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Sprouts Reach America</div><div class='timeline-text'>French settlers brought Brussels sprouts to Louisiana in the 18th century, and Thomas Jefferson, an avid gardener, grew them at his Monticello home.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>California Production Starts</div><div class='timeline-text'>Brussels sprouts started to be widely cultivated in California in the mid-20th Century, turning the state into a major producer.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Health Benefits Recognized</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 90s saw increased focus on the health benefits of Brussels sprouts due to their high nutritional value and antioxidants.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Eat Brussel Sprouts Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Roast Brussel Sprouts</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Roasting is an easy way to bring out the natural sweetness of Brussels sprouts. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper, spread them on a baking sheet, and roast in a preheated oven at 375°F until they are golden brown.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Grill Brussel Sprouts</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grilling brings out a rich smokiness that enhances the flavor of Brussels sprouts. After cleaning and cutting off the base, toss with your favorite herbs and spices. Grill over medium heat for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Stir Fry Brussel Sprouts</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Stir frying is an easy way to bring together bold flavors with Brussels sprouts in one dish. Heat some oil in a pan over medium-high heat, then add garlic, onions and other vegetables of your choice. Add Brussels sprouts when the vegetables are nearly done cooking.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Steam Brussel Sprouts</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Steaming is one of the healthiest ways to cook Brussels sprouts as it preserves their nutrients and vitamins. Place the washed and trimmed sprouts in a steamer basket over boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes or until tender.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a Brussel Sprout Eating Contest</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>For a fun way to celebrate Eat Brussel Sprouts Day, why not host a brussel sprout eating contest? Get together with your friends and family and see who can eat the most sprouts within a given time limit! This will surely be an entertaining event.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Eat Brussel Sprouts Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Brussel Sprouts are nutritious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Brussel sprouts are an incredibly healthy food choice. They are a good source of dietary fiber and vitamins A, C, and K. In addition, they have numerous health benefits including improved digestive health and can even help to reduce the risk of certain types of cancer.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Brussel Sprouts are easy to cook</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Cooking with Brussel sprouts is surprisingly simple. Whether you're roasting them in the oven or sautéing them on the stove top, it only takes a few minutes to give them that delicious crunchy texture we all love. Not to mention, they retain their nutritional value no matter how you prepare them!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Brussel Sprouts are versatile</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Brussel sprouts can be served as a side dish, added to salads for extra crunch, or used as an ingredient in several different entrée recipes. Plus, they can be paired with almost any flavor profile you can think of - from sweet and tangy to spicy and savory!</p></div></div>

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When is Eat Brussel Sprouts Day?

Eat Brussel Sprouts Day is celebrated on January 31st every year. In 2024 Eat Brussel Sprouts Day falls on a Wednesday.

Eat Brussel Sprouts Day Dates

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2023

Jan 31

Tuesday

2024

Jan 31

Wednesday

2025

Jan 31

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2026

Jan 31

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2027

Jan 31

Sunday

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