Back in the medieval ages, brussels sprouts were considered pretty dangerous vegetables. People in parts of Europe, especially Britain believed that demons are hiding inside brussels sprouts. What they did to avoid ingesting a demon is they cut a small cross into each sprout before cooking and eating them. They thought this would save them from the illness the demon would cause them. This is pretty funny to hear about because there is really no rational explanation as to why people would think demons hide in food…but it was a common belief in the medieval ages.
Personally, I love brussels sprouts demon or no demon…:))