Sprouts have nutritional value
at its present hoard the Sharp, - D'An - Experts Praise Coast Sprouts ForFoodValue HALF MOON BAY, July 9. Nutrition experts are praising the benefits of Brussels sprouts. San Mateo county, and particularly in the Half Moon Bay area is one Df the leading sprouts producing areas in the nation. More than 1000 acres are planted each year with a gross return of upwards of $1,000,000 annually. 'Mealtime Magic With Brussels Sprouts" is the title of a new University University of California leaflet. The leaflet has been authored by Ma - Tate, nutrition technician, and R. H. Sciaroni, San Mateo county farm advisor. It explains how to prepare Brussels sprouts and suggests varied way to serve ana enjoy, them. Many people think sprouts are a "strong" vegetable. However, However, properly prepared Brussels sprouts are a mild - tastitig food. They are low in calories and pro vide good bulk and variety for meals. Sprouts supply many need ed nutrients, being very high in vitamin C, calcium, and iron. Brussels sprouts are uniouclv Californian. Only small acreages are planted elsewhere m the United States in the Pacific Northwest and the East. Frozen Brussels sprouts have become increasingly popular in the past five years. Consumption has increased rapidly until between between 24 and 26 million pounds of the frozen product is used each The new recipe booklet, Mealtime Magic With Brussels Sprouts," can be obtained free of charge from the agricultural extension extension service. University of California, 524 Main street, Half Moon Bay.