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The kalettes.<br />
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The humble sprout has become a surprise hit in the US after it was given a modern-day makeover by cunning British growers.<br />
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The traditional cabbage-like vegetables have long been a staple on British dinner plates and also the subject of many a heated debate in for their 'love them or hate them' qualities, but they have never been a best-seller across the pond - until now.<br />
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British boffins spent 15 years working tirelessly to perfect a tastier and more appealing version of the classic Brussels sprout by cross-breeding with kale, the latest trendy superfood.<br />
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The new sprouts, branded kalettes, have been flying off the shelves since they were introduced in the US in October, and have proved such a hit that growers there have had to step up production to try to meet the demand.