brassica oleracea

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Related to wild cabbage: kohlrabi, wild spinach
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broccoli

Helps prevent cancer, protects heart and circulatory system, builds strong bones, high vitamin A and C, calcium. What we normally call “broccoli”, is actually the top portion with unopened flower buds. If we let them grow, they open into small yellow flowers that have a mild spicy broccoli flavor and are delicious in salads. 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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cabbage

Same plant as Broccoli. Cancer fighter with vitamin A, C, D, potassium, calcium, selenium, zinc, iron. Assists in digestion and helps prevent ulcers. One of the main plants used in making fermented foods, promoting beneficial probiotic gut flora. Used throughout history for cancer, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, cold sores, colon, bowel, intestines, IBS, detox, gangrene, gout, hangover, headache, hemorrhoids, infection, joint pain, liver, lungs, osteoporosis, arthritis, shingles, sore throat, stomach problems, ulcers, tumors, warts- you name it. In the mustard family. Whole plant is edible, leaves, seeds. Grows wild too. 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.

collard greens

Cancer fighting, rich in calcium, vitamin A, B, great source of chlorophyll, oxygen, sulfur and a zillion other healthy things. Very popular in India and Pakistan, both root and leaves. Can be eaten raw, cooked or juiced, but blend it for maximum results. Raw foodists use collard greens as a wrap instead of flour-based wraps. In cabbage/ broccoli family. Cancer-fighting properties include diindolylmethane and sulforaphane. Potent antiviral, antibacterial.
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Broccoli and cauliflower are not the only familiar garden plants that are hybrids of that same wild cabbage known as Brassica oleracea.
But that didn't stop a learned debate on the sex life of the wild cabbage taking place during the recent National Science Week.
Dr John said there appears to have been no monitoring of the site after harvesting and no checks on whether the crop cross-pollinated with closely related wild plants such as charlock, black and white mustard, wild cabbage and wild turnip.
As the plant can cross-pollinate weeds like the wild cabbage and wild turnip, the modified gene may already have spread unnoticed into the Welsh countryside.
The maps show that closely related species like the wild turnip and wild cabbage, which are known to cross pollinate with the arable crop, are widespread across the country.
The environmental lobby group has for the first time, using national botanical data, mapped out the locations of five of the most closely related wild plant relatives to oilseed rape, such as wild turnip and wild cabbage.