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Brassicaceae

[‚bras·ə′kās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
An equivalent name for the Cruciferae.
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cruciferous vegetables

cruciferous vegetables

Like brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, mustard and horseradish, contain -Sulforaphane which detoxifies carcinogens and inhibits tumors. Colon cancer might be cut in half by eating lots of broccoli. Even more powerful are broccoli sprouts (up to 50x more powerful than mature broccoli) Cruciferous contain DIM (di-indolylmethane) a plant indole that’s really good at balancing hormones- it increases good estrogen metabolites and antioxidant properties that protect the heart and brain. It's fat soluble, so it's best taken with a light meal with some kind of healthy fat or oil. Do NOT mix with fruit or sugar. Structurally similar to estrogen, DIM helps fight breast cancer, PMS, and low sex drive in men. It helps fight hormone-driven cancers, good for prostate and uterine issues, promotes weight loss, boosts male performance, helps fight H. Pylori infection involved w stomach ulcers and cancers. One way to identify a plant from the mustard family (all of which are edible) is the flowers have 4 petals with 6 stamens–4 tall and 2 short.
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They can come from dark leafy greens, cabbage family, tomatoes and peppers of different colors, carrots, cucumbers, onions (shallots, chives, scallions, leeks), lettuce, eggplants, okra, radishes, seaweed, squash family, turnips, all types of lettuce, pumpkin, parsnips, mushrooms, celery, fennel, endive, chicory, and garlic.
They are canny creatures and will strip any green vegetation from the cabbage family when the weather turns cold.
And as rapeseed is a brassica, part of the cabbage family, it is more soilfriendly than other crops.
Our horseradish is a root easily grown in pots, but the hotter wasabia japonica (Japanese horseradish) - while also a member of the cabbage family - needs specialist growing conditions and is semi-aquatic.
They are related to members of the cabbage family and are generally grown in the same crop rotation group.
Cabbage loopers are those thin green caterpillars that lay their eggs on fall and winter crops in the cabbage family, including broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts.
The best plants for fall vegetable gardens include leafy greens, root crops and members of the cabbage family.
A MEMBER of the cabbage family, cauliflower is an increasingly popular vegetable and it's very good for you, too, especially when eaten raw as it's high in fibre, vitamin C and potassium, but low in calories.
Brussels sprouts: As part of the cabbage family, Brussels sprouts are another cruciferous vegetable with cancer-fighting phytochemicals.
Bright Lights is a new generation of Swiss chard, a beet green with delicately flavored, brightly colored leaves of gold, orange, pink, red and white; Salad Savoy is a member of the cabbage family.
These were found to be glucosinolates, a group of compounds found throughout the cabbage family.
Many other foods contain thyroid-disrupting compounds, such as millet (containing epigenin and luteolin) and the cabbage family (containing goitrin).