Murray and Marcia Taylor have been growing Brussel Sprouts in the rich volcanic soils of Mt Ruapehu New Zealand since 1998.
Sprout Central Ltd was formed out of a passion for growing. Murray Taylor a founder and director in the company is a 4th generation New Zealand grower.
With many of Murray’s family still in the growing industry when his turn came, Brussel Sprouts was the only Ohakune vegetable not grown by any family member.
So therefore this became Murray’s chosen product. Starting from very small beginnings, growing only 0.2 of a hectare and supplying only a few local retailers. We have grown steadily to become one of the strongest Brussel Sprout growers in New Zealand. Currently growing 32 hectares.
We now supply Brussel Sprouts across the nation, to wholesalers, small retailers, large supermarkets, pre-packers and exporters.
The one thing we haven’t changed in the last 10 years is the genuine commitment to the quality of our product, and making sure our valued customers receive quality, safe, healthy and hygienic produce. Sprout Central Ltd has been a member in the NZGAP (New Zealand Good Agricultural Practice) programme since February 2000. Where we practice sustainable growing methods to insure the best possible future for our natural
environment, product, staff and selves.
About Brussels sprouts
About Brussels sprouts
Brussel sprouts are members of the brassica family and therefore kin to Broccoli and Cabbage.
They resemble miniature cabbages, with a diameter ranging from 25mm – 65mm.
They grow individually on the stem of a upright plant, with an average height of 800mm.
Each plant produces an average of 80 Brussel Sprouts per plant.
Brussel Sprouts are green in colour however the variety dictates the shade.
Good quality Brussel Sprouts are firm, compact and vivid green.
They are best stored cool to maintain freshness.
This ensures that the best practices have been employed in the production, packaging and distribution of your Brussel Sprouts.
By meeting the standards required under NZGAP, we are able to demonstrate to our customers that our product are of a high quality, they are produced in a sustainable manner, and are safe to eat. In a nutshell, it means you can buy our produce with confidence.
They are an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K.
They are a very good source of numerous nutrients including folate, vitamin A, manganese, dietary fibre, potassium, vitamin B6 and thiamine (vitamin B1) and a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, iron, phosphorus, protein, magnesium, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin E, copper and calcium.
In addition to these nutrients, Brussels sprouts contain numerous disease-fighting phytochemicals including sulforaphane, indoles, glucosinolates, isothiocynates, coumarins, dithiolthiones, and phenols.