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General Produce

Brussels Sprouts

Common Packs:

1-, 5-, 10-, and 25-lb. packs

Receiving Inspecting:

Choose Brussels sprouts that are fresh in appearance with good green color. Texture should be firm, leaves compact, and butt ends clean. Avoid puffy, wilted, or yellow sprouts.

Storage Handling:
 

Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)

  • 34-36° F/1-2° C
  • 90-98% relative humidity
Shelf-Life:
21 to 35 days.
Troubleshooting:

Brussels sprouts may turn yellow if exposed to ethylene gas. To prevent yellowing, keep away from ethylene-producing fruits and ripening rooms.

Decay can occur if product is stored at high temperatures or in an area with low air circulation.

Wilting may result if Brussels sprouts are stored in an area with low humidity.

Loss of color and black speckling of leaves indicate age.

Usage Ideas:

  • Sauté chopped Brussels sprouts with hazelnuts and bacon; deglaze with touch of cream; serve with roasted chicken.
  • Serve slaw made with shredded Brussels sprouts and spicy mustard dressing.