Have you ever thought to yourself – What exactly are brussels sprouts? In this article, we will not only cover what brussels sprouts are but we will answer the question – can cats eat brussels sprouts?
brussels sprouts belong to the cabbage family known as Brassica. Included within the cabbage family there are hundreds of different varieties from horseradish to mustard. One fact that people are completely ignorant to is how brussels sprouts grow. Unlike cabbage brussels sprouts do not come directly from the ground. The sprouts actually grow from a what looks like a small green tree.
Brussel sprouts are said to have originally come from Belgium around 1200, however, the first known record of Brussel Sprouts dates back to 1587 which is about 1300 years after we think that became known. There are a plethora of different ways to actually prepare brussels sprouts, we’ve seen them fried, steam, sauteed and added to different recipes. Sprouts are a great source of folic acid, vitamins A, manganese, vitamin k and more.
To answer the question – yes cats can eat brussels sprouts. Brussel sprouts are one of the few vegetables that are actually non-toxic to cats. As mentioned before brussels sprouts provide a number of nutrients that if consumed will be more than beneficial for your kitty.
Can Kittens Eat Brussels Sprouts?
Since we know that brussels sprouts are safe for adult cats to eat, we would have to assume that brussels sprouts would also be safe for a kitten to consume. However, as cats are obligate carnivores they should really only eat meat.
Brussel sprouts can be eaten by cats as they are non-toxic and pose no health threats. However, there is the possibility that store-bought brussels sprouts may contain pesticides or other chemicals that could have been sprayed on them. With this in mind, it would be best to steer away from feeding your cat Brussel sprouts as vegetables are not apart of a felines natural diet.