The Scientific Reason Why Everyone Started Eating Brussels Sprouts

Have you noticed how Brussels sprouts have been popping up on restaurant menus?  A TikTok’er asked that question and the response he got went viral.  Back in the ’90s, a Dutch scientist identified the chemical that made them bitter.

So, he bred that chemical OUT of them, and crossbred the new sprouts with a variety that produced higher yields.  Not long after, the world had tons of Brussels sprouts that didn’t taste horrible.

(Here’s the video.)


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