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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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All cole crops attract cabbage moths, which lay eggs on the underside of leaves.
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.
The cultivated field had been in annual cultivation of cole crops and strawberries since 1976.
According to the viral-resistance working group, transgenic virus-tolerant tomatoes, potatoes, alfalfa, melons, soybeans, strawberries, sugar beets and various cole crops will reach the commercial market within five years.
Like other cole crops, kohlrabi grows best in cool weather; early spring or in the fall.
Keep cabbage moths away from cole crops by covering broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower with floating row cover.
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.
Cole crops such as kohlrabi also contain glucosinolates, which break down into compounds that researchers think may help protect against many kinds of cancer.