Now trans activists burn Harry Potter books: JK Rowling ridicules Australian campaigner over video showing copy of the ‘Goblet of Fire’ being torched – as Brit women’s right’s protester Kellie Jay-Keen leaves Down Under after violent clashes
JK Rowling has ridiculed a trans rights activist who posted video of a Harry Potter book being burned, mocking the firestarter’s copyright mark as ‘Just in case people try and submit to the Academy Awards without your approval’.
The disturbing footage from Tess Hall was put on a public Twitter feed and showed a fire pit before the novel was added in.
It came in the wake of violent scenes as women’s rights campaigner Kellie-Jay Keen -also known by campaign name Posie Parker – was attacked in New Zealand.
Over video of the fourth book in the series Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire being torched, without a hint of irony Hall bemoaned ‘hate we’ve been seeing of late’.
But it drew the attention of the best-selling author behind the magical character, who shared it with her 14 million followers.
Ms Rowling told Hall: ‘I love that you added “all rights reserved”, just in case people try and submit to the Academy Awards without your approval.’…
Hall declares: ‘It’s a barmy Sunday and I have just been reflecting on some of this hate we’ve been seeing of late
‘If we’re going to return to this sort of time where hate is involved, people marching the street against the existence of others.
‘I think if we are going to be in the business of book burning lets make sure we are burning the right books.
See the video below:
A fireside reflection on fanning the flames of hate.
College students in Asbury, Kentucky, started a revival movement last month that was so strong, people came from around the world came to their tiny campus to witness what many called a miracle. One thing is clear; our youth needs Jesus, now more than ever.
100 Percent Fed Up reports – The revival didn’t end with Asbury— it’s still spreading on college campuses across America.
Last week, Texas’ Baylor University held 72 hours of continuous prayer and worship for its students, incredibly leading to the baptism of 20 people.
This event, FM72, was held with the purpose of revival and renewal throughout the Baylor campus, the city of Waco, where the university is located, and the world.
Charles Ramsey, the director of Baptist Student Ministries at Baylor, explained the purpose of FM72 to a student writer for Baylor’s website.
“The goal of FM72 is to stir a passion for Jesus Christ in the Baylor community,” Ramsey said. “It is a time to take inventory of one’s own journey, to linger in prayer, to recalibrate towards what is most important: our shared faith in Jesus Christ.”
“Simply put, the goal is that every person experiences a clear, caring, and compelling invitation to know Jesus, and to find a discipleship community where they can grow and flourish,” added Ramsey.
In 1945, Baylor held a similar event during which students prayed for renewal for 90 days.
Speaking about this event, Ramsey said, “The 1945 generation experienced revival, a spiritual awakening that brought a searing clarity about what is truly important. They understood that faith was not simply a good thing, but rather it was the vital element of a good life. Their motto, ‘I’d rather have Jesus,’ was a statement of defiance to the political, social, and economic forces whose allure was drawing them away from a life centered on Christ.”
This 1945 revival impacted the world, sparking ministries like the Journeyman mission program and the Passion Conference.
“There is a wonder, and sense of joy in discovering prayer, and for many this opens the way to an ongoing and deepening devotional, a more personal faith and a love for the church,” Ramsey said.
Another INCREDIBLE week of worship & prayer on campus during FM72. 🙌🙏
While Christianity seems to be under attack in the United States these days, it is refreshing to see a university shamelessly put the religion of its students on display for the world.
Although it is a Christian-centered event, Ramsey said that anyone with any religious affiliation is welcome to participate and wander through the tents that had been put up for students to go and pray.
“We hope that any person who enters, regardless of their spiritual journey or faith tradition, could walk through these stations and have a time of silent preparation, reflection, and petition. There is no reason to be there, no pretense, and no need for an excuse. We are here to seek the Lord. It is a vulnerable and yet endearing and empowering experience to pray – to ‘get spiritual’ with your friends and colleagues.”
Due to the success of the first session, the University has announced that there will be a second 72-hour prayer revival from March 27th to March 30th.
Here is the U.S. Revival Tracker that lists the universities that have hosted revivals on their campuses:
U.S. Revival Tracker:Asbury UWestern Kentucky UUnion CollegeUniversity of the CumberlandsEastern Kentucky ULee UGrace Christian AcademySamford UCedarville UOhio State UIndiana Wesleyan U.Valley Forge CHannibal-LaGrange UTexas A&M Baylor ULSU, Oral Roberts URegent
The Metro Nashville Police have identified the two cops who took out the “transgender” Covenant School shooter.
Metropolitan Nashville Police Chief John Drake said Officer Rex Englebert and Officer Michael Collazo were the two officers fired at the 28-year-old Audrey Hale “and fatally wounded her.” This ended a horrifying killing spree that left six victims, including three children, dead.
Officer Englebert is a four-year MNPD veteran and Officer Collazo is a nine-year MNPD veteran according to Fox News.
The Gateway Pundit previously reported the victims names were three nine-year-old children; Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney — and three adult staff members; substitute teacher Cynthia Peak, 61, head of school Katherine Koonce, 60, and custodian Mike Hill, 61.
Hale was shot dead by police at the elementary school at 10:57 AM.
Drake said Hale was firing at police through a second floor window at the school. Officers including Englebert and Collazo entered and cleared the building and located Hale in a common area.
The first call to 911 about shots being fired in the building came in at 10:13 a.m. Officers rushed to the campus, made entry, and began clearing the building. Shots were heard coming from the second level. It was on the second floor, in a common area, that a team of officers encountered Hale shooting (she had been firing through a window at arriving police cars). Two members of an officer team fired on Hale fired on Hale and fatally wounded her.
Nashville police said that Hale, a former student at Covenant School, arrived at the campus in a Honda fit and was armed with three guns. These weapons were two AR-style weapons and a pistol.
Recently-released surveillance footage shows Hale holding a rifle and wearing camo pants and a red cap as she enters the building.
She was able to enter after shooting out a set of glass doors at a side entrance of the building.
Nashville police revealed Monday afternoon Hale had a detailed manifesto and a map drawn out.
Nashville police chief confirms Audrey Hale identifies as transgender, suggests her trans identify played a role: “We have a manifesto … and a map of how all of this was going to play out.” pic.twitter.com/75KL1yXCCq
BREAKING: Nashville Police say the shooter in a mass shooting at a private school today is Audrey Hale, a 28-year-old female. Hale is a former student of the school and identifies as transgender. They have not released a motive, but say she had a manifesto and map drawn out. pic.twitter.com/8EFfqJ5FqG
Drake told NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt the manifesto has been turned over to the FBI and said the victims were targeted randomly.
She targeted random students and persons in the school – whoever she came into contact with.
Drake also told Holt that Drake “had some resentment” for having to go to The Covenant School.
There’s some belief that there was some resentment for having to go to that school.
Don’t have all the details to that just yet and that’s why this incident occurred.
Police later seized more evidence from Hale’s Brightwood Avenue home, including a sawed-off shotgun and a second shotgun according to Fox News.
The investigation into the shooting remains ongoing and is being led by multiple MNPD components. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the ATF, and Tennessee Highway Patrol are also assisting.
Last night, amid the Fed’s H.4.1 report, we noted an unprecedented surge in foreign official Repo ($60 billion) under the Fed’s new FIMA repo facility, which means that the offshore scramble for dollars was alive and well, and someone really needed access to USD. The assumption was that it was Credit Suisse (or UBS) shoring up some shortfalls, but with the action of the last couple of days, others are worrying that there is more afoot in the EU banking system.
After a brief respite earlier in the week, European bank stocks are cratering once again, now at 3-month lows (catching down to Senior Financial CDS)…
Deutsche Bank stock has crashed to 5-month lows…
Deutsche Bank CDS is soaring (Commerzbank is also rising rapidly)…
With the most crucial aspect (short-dated protection mainly used as a counterparty risk by derivatives trading partners) is very aggressively bid…
Notably, Deutsche unexpectedly announced its decision to redeem a tier 2 subordinated bond on Friday in a reassuring effort.
“Deutsche’s decision to redeem (having received all required regulatory approvals) should be a reassuring signal to credit investors,” Autonomous analyst Stuart Graham wrote in a note on Friday.
But instead, other Deutsche Bank AT1 bonds have plunged in price (with yields soaring above 16%)…
Notably, ECB rate-hike odds have plunged this morning from 25bps in May fully priced-in to just 60% odds now…
There is no specific news on DB to catalyze these moves but if DB is next, then the world’s financial system has a serious problem that makes CS look like SVB.
For a moment, I would like for you to imagine an unthinkable scenario. Dozens of giant underwater drones armed with nuclear warheads that have been parked just off our coastlines detonate simultaneously, sending massive “radioactive tsunamis” pouring over our most important coastal cities. New York, Washington, Boston, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle are all wiped out in a matter of moments.
When the Russians began developing their Poseidon “doomsday weapon” a number of years ago, our leaders didn’t take the threat very seriously. But now the Russians are actually manufacturing Poseidons, and the North Koreans just tested their own version. Once someone decides to actually use such a weapon, our world will never be the same again. Sadly, most Americans have absolutely no idea how vulnerable we are. Most of us just continue to party like the good times will never end, but meanwhile, our enemies are literally preparing to fight World War III.
I wish that I could get people to understand that millions of Americans could suddenly die on a single day if a cataclysmic war erupts.
Of course, we have become well acquainted with tragedy in recent years. On Friday, an absolutely enormous tornado touched down in Mississippi and stayed on the ground for at least 80 miles. At this point, it is being reported that 23 people were killed…
Mississippi Emergency Management reports at least 23 people have died from Friday’s tornado that ripped through the state.
MEMA reports dozens are injured and at least four are missing from the storm that left widespread devastation in the communities of Rolling Fork, Silver City and Amory.
“Unfortunately, these numbers are expected to change,” MEMA said in a statement.
Words simply cannot convey the devastation that we just witnessed. The tornado was more than a half-mile wide, and entire communities were completely wiped out.
Poseidon is a large, nuclear-powered torpedo designed to attack enemy coastal targets from thousands of miles away. Poseidon is about 65 feet long and 6.5 feet wide, making it the largest torpedo ever deployed. It’s so large that it’s arguably an underwater drone. The use of nuclear power gives it nearly unlimited range. Theoretically, a weapon like Poseidon could be launched from a port or naval base, but deploying it on a submarine makes it more difficult to locate and destroy.
Have you seen photos of Hiroshima or Nagasaki after they were nuked in World War II?
Experts believe Poseidon is armed with a 2-megaton thermonuclear warhead, the largest warhead fielded by any country in decades and the equivalent of 2,000 kilotons of TNT. The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had explosive yields between 15 and 21 kiltons, respectively. A 2-megaton thermonuclear bomb detonated on land will create a fireball 1 mile in diameter and cause third-degree burns at distances of nearly 9 miles. Dropped on New York City, such a bomb would kill 1.7 million people and injure another 2 million.
If you live in a coastal city, a Poseidon could be parked offshore and you would never even know it.
“They are very low noise, have high maneuverability and are practically indestructible for the enemy. There is no weapon that can counter them in the world today,” Putin said.
“The first set of Poseidons have been manufactured, and the Belgorod submarine will receive them in the near future,” Russia’s state-run Tass news agency claimed on January 16. The Belgorod is a new class of Russian submarine designed to carry the huge 80-foot-long Poseidon torpedoes.
That is certainly terrifying enough, but now the North Koreans have just successfully tested their own version of the weapon…
According to KCNA, the test was personally overseen by dictator Kim Jong-un, who wanted to warn the U.S. and South Korea they are causing a “nuclear crisis” with their “intentional, persistent, and provocative war drills.”
North Korea’s state Rodong Sinmun newspaper published a photo of Kim standing next to a large torpedo, which may or may not have been the undersea drone. The article also included photos that purportedly showed the drone maneuvering underwater and then kicking up a pillar of water, depth-charge style, when its test warhead detonated.
We don’t know how similar North Korea’s version is to Russia’s version.
It appears that North Korea’s version is smaller, and it is likely to have less range.
But it was definitely designed to be used against the United States.
So if you live in Los Angeles or San Francisco, you better hope that Kim Jong-un doesn’t get an itchy trigger finger.
The State Department told CNN it would “continue to monitor the implications” of Russia’s plan to station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus but would not adjust its nuclear weapons strategy.
“We have not seen any reason to adjust our own strategic nuclear posture nor any indications Russia is preparing to use a nuclear weapon,” State Department spokesperson Vedant Patel said in a statement to CNN.
U.S. officials continue to believe that they will be able to keep the war in Ukraine from evolving into a nuclear conflict.
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The ruling class does not care about the slave class, and it’s becoming more apparent by the day. After a chemical spill in the Delaware River, the “authorities” told people the water was still safe to drink.
The City of Philadelphia says it is now confident tap water from the Baxter Drinking Water Treatment Plant will remain safe to drink until at least 11:59 p.m. Monday following a chemical spill in the Delaware River, according to a report by CNN.
“There has not been any contamination in the Philadelphia water system,” Mike Carroll, the city’s deputy managing director for transportation, infrastructure, and sustainability, told reporters. “We have enough water to sustain a safe use for drinking, cooking – all purposes – through till at least 11:59 p.m., Monday, March 27,” Carroll said. “The potential for contamination is diminishing over time.”
Trinseo PLC, which owns the facility where the spill occurred, said in a statement on its website Sunday that this chemical spill “appears to be the result of equipment failure.”
These toxic spills have been starting to look more intentional than coincidental.
The chemical spill was reported Friday night.
“As has been reported, on Friday night a chemical spill occurred in Bristol Township, Bucks County which released contaminants into the Delaware River,” Mike Carroll the city’s deputy managing director for transportation, infrastructure, and sustainability said. “The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) became aware of this through the Delaware Valley Early Warning System (EWS) and has been evaluating the situation since that time to understand potential impacts to the public. Although early indications have not revealed contamination, we are still monitoring the situation and conducting testing.”
The Philadelphia Police Department and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection had also conducted a flyover across the Delaware River and saw no visual evidence of contamination plumes, Carroll said. “In this case, because we were talking about essentially ingredients that go into latex paint, we would have been able to see a kind of white plume under the river surface,” he said.
At a news conference late Sunday afternoon, city officials said they had not found any contamination in Philadelphia’s water supply and there would be no disruptions to schools or city services on Monday.
This reads as “just drink your fluoride-laced water. You’ll be fine. We said so!” It’s probably the fluoride that helps people be such compliant slaves.
Earlier, the city sent out mobile phone alerts recommending that the area’s residents use bottled water from 2 p.m. and on. “Contaminants have not been found in the system at this time but this is out of caution due to a spill in the Delaware River,” the alerts shared with CNN said.
In an updated statement Sunday afternoon, the city said that new hydraulic modeling and sampling results showed “there is no need to buy water at this time.” The statement further reads:
This updated time is based on the time it will take river water that entered the Baxter intakes early Sunday morning to move through treatment and water mains before reaching customers. The water that is currently available to customers was treated before the spill reached Philadelphia and remains safe to drink and use for bathing, cooking, and washing.
There’s a new “urgent threat” to human health according to mainstream media and the ruling class agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Candida auris, a deadly drug-resistant fungus is rapidly spreading across the United States.
A fungal disease, Candida auris, is an emerging fungus that was first reported in the U.S. in 2016. The CDC is now calling it an “urgent threat” mainly because many strains of the yeast are already resistant to all available treatments. It also spreads rapidly in healthcare settings, and it can be fatal. Its reach is quickly spreading, with a recent CDC study reporting the number of known cases nearly doubled in 2021 to 1,471 and that’s likely an underestimate.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the mortality rate ranges from 30% to 53% of patients affected by an invasive infection. The Candida auris fungus is often multidrug-resistant and some strains are also resistant to all three available classes of antifungals. The most deadly feature that this fungus carries is the high rate at which it can spread inside the body. As per experts, in some patients, this yeast can enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body, causing serious invasive infections. -The Health Site
Candida auris is a particular concern because, unlike most fungi, it can spread from person to person, said Dr. Scott Roberts, associate medical director of infection prevention at Yale School of Medicine, according to Buzzfeed News.
The ruling class is trying to convince the public that C. auris is being spread because of the “climate change” religion. They have a few narratives craftily rolled into one here, especially if this turns into another plandemic. Not to worry, bird flu is waiting the wings too as big pharma already has “vaccines” ready to combat it if it mutates to infect humans.
“Those at highest risk for severe infections with C. auris include people who are already sick from other health conditions and are immunocompromised, have long or frequent stays in healthcare facilities, or have lines or tubes that go into their body, such as central venous catheters, feeding tubes, breathing tubes,” said Dr. Syra Madad, an infectious disease epidemiologist at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the New York City Hospital System. “The infection can prove deadly for 30% to 60% of those infected with invasive C. auris.”
Has anything happened that has lowered or damaged the immune systems of the general population lately?
Without taking any responsibility for its own rhetoric, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) says Russian President Vladimir Putin is stating “dangerous nuclear rhetoric.” This word war comes after Putin claimed Russia would station tactical nuclear arms in Belarus.
According to a report by Al Jazeera, Putin said on Saturday that the deployment was similar to moves from the United States, which stores such weapons in bases across Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Turkey. The U.S. and its Western allies call this analogy “misleading.”
Oana Lungescu, NATO’s spokesperson, alleged that “Russia’s reference to NATO’s nuclear sharing is totally misleading. NATO allies act with full respect of their international commitments.”
Nuclear rhetoric on all sides has been increasing lately creating fears of a nuclear war arising. Ever since Russia launched its “full-scale invasion” of Ukraine in February 2022, experts believe that any Russian strike would likely involve small-size battlefield weapons, described as “tactical”, as opposed to “strategic” high-powered long-range nuclear weapons.
Russia says that other countries are planning a “false flag” incident involving a “radioactive emergency” and that will likely advance this war to dangerous levels globally.
Ukraine said it would be seeking an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to counter Russia’s “nuclear blackmail”.
“Ukraine expects effective actions to counteract the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail from the United Kingdom, China, the United States, and France,” the Ukrainian foreign ministry said on Sunday. “We demand that an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council be immediately convened for this purpose,” it added.
Lungescu also blasted Russia’s announcement as “dangerous and irresponsible”, however, she said the Western allies had not yet “seen any changes in Russia’s nuclear posture that would lead us to adjust our own”.
Putin added that the U.S. is being hypocritical about its placement of nuclear weapons. “The United States has been doing this for decades. They have long placed their tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of their allies,” Putin said, adding that he spoke to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and that they “agreed to do the same.”
The West immediately went on the defense claiming that even though they did the same thing, it’s not the same thing. “The comparison made by President Putin to nuclear sharing in NATO is misleading and does not justify the step announced by Russia,” an official from Germany’s foreign office told the AFP news agency.
So now reality about what the U.S. has done is “misleading?” We are running out of time before this war becomes a global problem. Everyone is going to have a choice to make. Obey, and kill or be killed by the ruling classes of this planet, or be free, and “no” while living in peace.
Based on international law, it was wrong for Russia to invade Ukraine, despite the latter’s reputation for harboring Nazis and Nazi sentiment. Ukraine wasn’t threatening Russia, and besides, Russian forces annexed (illegally) the Crimea region from Ukraine in 2014, so clearly Moscow is the aggressor here.
But having said that, NATO countries appear to be sleepwalking into a much broader, far deadlier (and perhaps planet-ending) conflict with Russia, a significant power with thousands of nuclear warheads at its disposal.
According to Breitbart News on Tuesday, the European Union has agreed to send one million artillery shells to Ukraine at a significant cost of two billion Euros, while the United Kingdom has confirmed that it will be donating main battle tanks to the country and will also provide depleted uranium anti-tank rounds.
After lengthy negotiations, the European Defence Agency has finally agreed on a much-anticipated arms procurement deal between EU member states and Norway. This deal will involve the acquisition and delivery of one million 155mm artillery rounds to Ukraine, the report said, even as Russia appears to have a limitless supply, according to frontline Ukrainian troops.
The cost of the arms procurement deal for the one million 155mm artillery rounds to Ukraine is €2 billion ($2.15 billion), which will be divided into two tranches. The first tranche, worth one billion euros, will be utilized to compensate EU member states for releasing shells from their own military reserves, with the objective of delivering them within two months. The second tranche of funding will be paid to armaments factories in European nations to manufacture new shells for shipment to Ukraine, the report noted further.
The EU aims to deliver the artillery rounds to Ukraine within a 12-month timeframe. However, there are concerns about the ability of Europe’s armaments factories to ramp up production quickly enough to meet this deadline. While extra shells could have been purchased from non-EU countries, France has pushed for a buy-European policy to safeguard the interests of the European industry, Breitbart News noted further.
Josep Borrell, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, hailed the arms procurement deal as a “historic” moment. He further stated that this deal represents the EU’s support for Ukraine.
But the announcement of the EU’s substantial arms procurement deal was somewhat overshadowed by the United Kingdom’s revelation that depleted uranium anti-tank rounds would accompany their gift of Challenger 2 Main Battle Tanks to Ukraine. These rounds are highly effective due to the unique properties of depleted uranium upon impact, making it an exceptional metal for tank-busting purposes — and that has drawn the ire of Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose troops would be on the losing end of those rounds.
“Alongside our granting of a squadron of Challenger 2 main battle tanks to Ukraine, we will be providing ammunition including armor-piercing rounds which contain depleted uranium. Such rounds are highly effective in defeating modern tanks and armored vehicles,” a UK government spokesman said, as reported by Breitbart News.
The statement drew a swift and angry response from Russia. Following a meeting with China’s Xi Jinping in Moscow, Putin threatened retaliation, stating: “If all this happens, Russia will have to respond accordingly, I’m talking about the fact the west is already beginning to use weapons with a nuclear component.”
The UK, in turn, criticized Russia for conflating depleted uranium rounds with the term “nuclear component,” as this could give the false impression that NATO is providing nuclear weapons to Ukraine. The use of depleted uranium rounds in combat has been primarily by the US and UK, and both countries maintain that these rounds are safe and do not pose a radiation threat during or after use.
Either way, the introduction of those rounds is not going to sit well with Putin, who is being pushed further and further into a response no one should want to see.
It’s a good thing to be a prepper, in the context that you accept that bad things can happen, happen unexpectedly and it is in your best interest and the best interest of your loved ones to be ready for those occasions.
But, it is easy to forget that despite your efforts you might not have access to everything that you think you will when you need it.
Supply shortages, loss of stored food, loss of crops and more can lead to some desperate measures when it comes to food, and the simple necessity of the event might mean you aren’t even able to cook food prior to eating it.
Most fruits and veggies can be eaten safely when raw, but not quite all. Take brussels sprouts, for instance: can you eat raw brussels sprouts to survive?
Yes, raw brussels sprouts are safe to eat. Brussels sprouts are extremely nutritious and edible when raw, but not particularly appetizing and they can be difficult to digest. But, if you need food, you shouldn’t hesitate to eat them.
I can already hear some people raising an issue in the comments that you should never, ever be in a situation, even in an austere environment, where you’re unable to cook brussels sprouts, but that’s not the point.
Necessity, at one point or another, will dictate your actions, and if you find yourself in a situation where time and resources are sharply limited you’ll only need to know whether you can or you can’t.
You can eat brussels sprouts raw, but as you imagine, there is a lot more you should know. I’ll tell you all about it down below.
Are Brussels Sprouts Actually Edible When Raw?
Yes, really! Brussels sprouts are the most hated vegetable by far in North America, at least according to my own anecdotal surveys!
Naturally, the notion of eating them raw is enough to give most people fits. Brussels sprouts aren’t crisp and crunchy when raw: they are dense, chewy, dry and many types tend to be pretty bitter.
But you can eat raw brussels sprouts to survive. They are not tasty, and they have a tendency to cause indigestion when eaten in large quantities if not chewed up very well, but they’re edible and safe.
There is frankly not much about the experience that’s going to be pleasant, but it’s good to know that you can eat them raw, you can get nutrients from them and therefore they will keep you alive.
Can You Eat Cooked Brussels Sprouts to Survive?
Yes, you can, and if you have the time and resources available, cooking Brussels sprouts is the best way to prepare them as you might imagine.
Although cooked Brussels sprouts will lose significant amounts of vitamins and minerals, the nutritional content they have after cooking will be more easily digestible, and therefore more easily absorbed and utilized by the body.
Considering that cooked brussels sprouts are far tenderer and also likely to be tastier you should definitely cook them if you’re able.
Brussels Sprouts Nutritional Info
Brussels sprouts are so hated in the pantheon of vegetables, it stands to reason that they must also be highly nutritious. Generations of well-meaning parents can’t be wrong, after all!
I’m happy to report that brussels sprouts are indeed extremely nutritious, and packed with protein in a highly diverse array of vitamins and minerals that your body needs.
Examining the vitamin content first we see that they are rich with them, containing a little bit of vitamin a, beta carotene and vitamin E along with a great assortment of the B complex vitamins, including thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, and folate.
Choline is also present along with tremendous amounts of vitamins C and K.
And that’s just the start! The mineral content is also very impressive, and brussels sprouts are packed with manganese, iron and phosphorus along with slightly lesser amounts of potassium and magnesium and rounded out by a good shot of calcium and zinc.
Brussels sprouts also naturally contain a little bit of sodium which can help to balance your electrolytes.
All told, this excellent nutritional profile will help virtually every function in your body, and can keep you working hard over the long haul when eating regularly.
Basically, there’s no good reason why Brussels sprouts shouldn’t be a part of your diet, and that counts double if you are in the middle of a survival situation!
Are Brussels Sprout Leaves Safe to Eat?
Yes, of course! The leaves are what make up the brussels sprout itself, just like any other member of the cabbage family.
Although the Brussels sprout as a whole might feel quite dense and difficult to bite into, the individual leaves are tender, so keep that in mind if you want to make them easier to eat when raw; try picking them apart into a salad.
However, I highly recommend you discard the outermost leaves on each sprout since they will be subject to the most environmental contamination.
Germs and other things can make you sick when eating any kind of raw produce, brussels sprouts included!
Are Brussels Sprout Stems Safe to Eat?
Yes, strictly speaking, they are safe to eat, but they don’t make for good eating and they aren’t easy to eat in the first place!
The stems of the individual Brussels sprouts are extremely dense and woody. There is a reason why they are typically cut away and discarded when preparing brussels sprouts.
Can You Eat Brussels Sprout Stalks?
No. The main stalk of Brussels sprouts, which is the part that all of the tiny sprouts themselves grow on, is usually very thick, hard and unyielding even when cooked. Don’t waste your time trying to eat it!
Where Do Brussels Sprouts Grow?
Brussels sprouts, despite their reputation, are popular the world over and cultivated as a vegetable in many places anywhere they’re ideal temperature range can be attained.
Temperate areas that trend towards being cool are ideal, and a median temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15 Celsius) is perfect for most varieties.
Although you might not find them growing wild in these areas, you can expect to find farms or even backyard gardens where they are being grown.
Wild or semi-wild brussels sprouts can also be found growing across most of Europe and in several areas throughout North and Central America, meaning you might luck out and locate some if you’re in the middle of a short or long-term survival situation.
It’s definitely a good idea to familiarize yourself with the prevalence of Brussels sprouts in your area so you know if you’ll be able to make use of them when and if the time comes.
Any Health Issues to Worry About When Eating Raw Brussels Sprouts?
Brussels sprouts are generally safe to eat raw, with a few specific exceptions.
The most common risk is one that is shared with pretty much every other kind of raw food, and raw produce in particular.
Brussels sprouts, like all veggies, can play host to harmful bacteria or viruses that are responsible for foodborne illnesses.
A simple case of food poisoning can make you miserable and half-cripple you with diarrhea and vomiting while more serious germs can cause weakness, fever, and other flu-like symptoms and potentially even life-threatening or fatal consequences like meningitis!
The moral of the story is that you should cook your brussels sprouts if you are able, or at least try to wash them if you are not.
At the very least, remove the outermost leaves from each sprout and hopefully it will take the majority of the germs with them.
But there are other issues to be aware of when eating raw brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts, as mentioned above, are amazingly rich with vitamin K.
Brussels sprouts have a tendency to cause indigestion, constipation and upset stomach when eaten raw unless they are very thoroughly chewed.
Most people don’t want to sit there chewing and chewing on leaves for a long period of time like some cow when they already hate the experience.
This leads to most people swallowing raw Brussels sprouts when they aren’t fully “processed” and suffering the consequences.
If you are eating Brussels sprouts raw, make it a point to thoroughly chew them and you should be okay.
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