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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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The flavour of pak choy is very mild with a hint of tangy bite which betrays its place in the mustard family.
Watercress, also in the mustard family, looks somewhat similar but grows in waterways and not on land.
The empty and marginal fields throughout the Algoma district could be used to grow pennycress, a seed from the mustard family that contains 30 per cent oil when crushed.
Like other members of the mustard family, Brassica nigra produces strong-flavored substances that can discourage indiscriminant grazers such as slugs.
In Denmark, for instance, scientists have genetically modified Thale cress, a fast-growing green plant from the mustard family, to turn red whenever its roots are exposed to nitrogen dioxide, a gas released into soil by degrading mines.
19 for 100g have been a huge hit with shoppers following a University of Ulster report that the peppery member of the mustard family boosts the immune system.
A member of the mustard family, watercress has a pleasingly pungent flavor and crisp texture.
A member of the mustard family (Brassicaceae), the Zapata bladderpod is one of many plant species with ranges that straddle the Mexico/United States border.
A similar situation occurs when herbicides are applied to control volunteer canula, rapeseed, mustard, or weeds of the mustard family while the insect is still in the larval stage.
A MEMBER of the mustard family, they were first cultivated in China and so highly regarded by ancient Greeks that gold replicas were made.
The campaign is also being supported by Norfolk MP Norman Lamb, the Mayor of Cromer Keith Johnson, and the Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk Sir Timothy Colman, of the Colman's mustard family, who has promised to take up the issue with the Queen, a cousin of his wife's.