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bo zǐ gān ln (抱子甘藍 / 抱子甘蓝) (today's sample record)

Language: Chinese Traditional / Simplified, Mandarin Pinyin

Description: Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts are a winter vegetable which is cultivated for its buds, which resemble tiny cabbages the size of walnuts which grow up a vertical stalk. They have an improved flavour after they have been exposed to frost, but are one of the few foods to be detested by my lovely husband. They are usually boiled but are good braised, perhaps with bacon.

bo zǐ gān ln
Brussels sprouts, still on the stalk, with thanks to Clark's Quality Fruit & Veg in Cambridge Market

Latin: Brassica oleracea var gemmifera
Ethnicity: Chinese
Most frequent country: China

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