Let’s look at the two main ingredients in this recipe: brussels sprouts and eggs. Brussels sprouts are a part of the cruciferous vegetable family, also known by the more modern terminology as the brassica family. These veggies, such as broccoli, bok choy, cauliflower, and kale (among others), have a shared compound called glucosinolates, which happens to contain stinky-smelling sulfur. (So maybe that foul smell at Thanksgiving wasn’t uncle Richie, after all).
Glucosinolates have been under the literal microscope in recent years and have created lots of buzz around its success in preventing certain types of cancers (specifically lung cancer, breast cancer, colon and rectal cancers). These studies are on-going and scientists around the globe are working to replicate these results consistently.