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As a child, Brussels sprouts may be the vegetable you loved to hate, but this cabbage-like vegetable is full of nutrition and deserves a place in your healthy diet. In a small serving of Brussels sprouts, you can consume a significant amount of vitamins A, C and K, as well as folate and dietary fiber. In addition, a 1-cup serving of Brussels sprouts contains 4 grams of protein, which is 9 percent of the daily amount of protein that women need and 7 percent of the amount that men need.
A 1-cup serving of cooked Brussels sprouts has only 56 calories and less than 1 gram of fat, but packs 1209 International Units of vitamin A, 97 milligrams of vitamin C, 219 micrograms of vitamin K, 94 micrograms of folate and 4 grams of dietary fiber. That's 24 percent of the daily value for vitamin A, 162 percent of the daily value for vitamin C, 274 percent of the daily value for vitamin K, 24 percent of the daily value for folate, and 16 percent of the daily value for dietary fiber.
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