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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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Generally, two lettuce or cole crops per year are grown in the region, with plantings often in early spring and a short fallow period in midsummer followed by a second planting.
Don sprays all cole crops weekly with bacillus thurengiensis to reduce cabbage butterfly populations.
In our study, preference of lower leaf surface for oviposition as well as pupation was significantly higher in cabbage as compared to other cole crops.
To address negative landowner-hunter interactions, reduce the number of moose damaging cole crops, and reduce moose numbers within the surrounding cropland areas, the MDIFW designed and implemented a controlled moose hunt in 2009.
Collard--a cole crop related to broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower-has always been a local staple in the South.
Two pamphlets are also being released, "Pest in Cole Crops in the Bajio" and "Natural Enemies of Crucifers Pest in the Bajio.
By 1995, the working group predicts, scientists will overcome these problems, and Bt-endowed corn, potatoes, rice, lettuce and cole crops (such as broccoli and cabbage) will emerge from laboratories for field-testing -- just before the field-tested tomato crops reach the market.
As described in our companion paper (Platts and Grismer 2014; page 68), the salinity study involved a control site and eight test sites that had similar soil characteristics, drainage systems, types of crops grown (lettuce, cole crops and strawberries), irrigation method and farming practices.
After that comes through, I can start setting out the tender plants that wouldn't survive the cool nights that cole crops tolerate.
We understand that all the cole crops, think the cabbage group, and spinach (Nepal to China) hail from cool regions.
Sauteed walnuts add flavor and texture to these cole crops.
A survey of the imported cabbageworm, Pieris rapae (Lepidoptera: Pieridae), in cole crops in Massachusetts found that a Chinese strain of Cotesia rubecula (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), released in 1988, has spread and become the dominant parasitoid of this pest in central and western Massachusetts, with an average of 75% parasitism.