- DescriptionDelicate, earthy flavor with hints of nuttiness. These hearty little green nuggets pack loads of healthful fiber and antioxidants, with a tiny calorie count. Not everyone agrees that Brussels sprouts originated in Brussels. We do know, though, that the fields of Belgium are full of them. Belgians fancy them baked with peeled chestnuts. Try sautéing them in butter with shallots and herbs, roasting them with maple syrup, or simply steaming them.