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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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Aphids aren't much bothered by sinigrin, so when choosing between two plants in the mustard family, they attack the larger one.
The scientists have induced the leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana, a member of the mustard family, to form various shapes by manipulating the two genes, said Hirokazu Tsukaya of the National Institute for Basic Biology in the city of Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture.
Watercress is a part of the mustard family and has a delicious light peppery taste.
An annual plant, it is related to the cabbage and mustard family.
The two we have heard about are an organic range of gluten-free chutneys in two varieties - Date and orange, and Apricot and sultana, and a new mustard family comprising three flavours - Garlic, Green peppercorn, and Horseradish.
It is already being used to annotate parts of the genomes of five eukaryotic organisms, including humans, nematodes, fruit flies and a plant in the mustard family.
His vegetables include mostly the mustard family, with collards, broccoli, cabbage, Swiss chard and lettuce.
The elusive mustard In his search for the perfect plant, Raskin turned his attention to the Brassicaceae, or mustard family.
set radishes between cabbages or other members of the mustard family.
Working with Arabidopsis, a member of the mustard family considered an excellent model for plant research, the team of Fromm, plant molecular biologist Zoya Avramova and post-doctoral fellow Yong Ding compared the reaction of plants that had been previously stressed by withholding water to those not previously stressed.
Boc choi, also known as pac choi and by other names, is a green in the mustard family.