Not everyone likes Brussel Sprouts

I hate Brussel Sprouts! They are the devils food and there maybe a scientific reason why.

Brussel Sprouts

Brussel Sprouts

There is gene mutation that exists in about 50% of the world’s population that cannot detect the bitter chemical, similar to Phenylthiocarbamide (PCT), in Brussel Sprouts.

Hence only ‘mutants’ enjoy Brussel Sprouts, which is what I have always suspected.


  1. You heathen. Nothing like Brussel Sprouts sliced in half, blanched and then sauteed with bacon grease / butter, a little salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Maybe your disdain is that you ate them boiled to to death as a child?

    1. I already suspected you were a mutant

    • Kim @ ormonddinners on July 3, 2012 at 10:03 am
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    I love your blog and wanted to pass on a second award.

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