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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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For decades, any fluorescent pseudomonad causing disease on a crucifer was almost automatically identified as Pseudomonas syringae pv.
Some of the common crucifers grown for people food also serve well as cover crops.
A: In the Valley, winter is the preferred season for planting cole crops or crucifers, so-called on account of their cross-shaped flowers.
As we know, the consumption of vegetables, especially crucifers, reduces the risk of developing cancer.
Interestingly, crucifers are the only plants known to produce compounds containing a dithiocarbamate group, although some of the most important pesticides and herbicides developed in the 1960s were dithiocarbamates.
Turnip aphid and green peach aphid are the most important aphids on crucifers.
Feral rape and wild crucifers also share a hidden soil microbiota capable of transferring genes between closely-related plants.
Later, tomatoes are the darlings of the prostate-cancer prevention community -- until broccoli, cabbage and other crucifers take center stage.
Because of the wealth of molecular information known about Arabidopsis thaliana and because Arabidopsis produces fewer peroxidase isoenzymes than other crucifers (Hoyle 1977), several molecular studies of peroxidase have been performed with this plant.
These included crucifers, such as broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower; green leafy vegetables; and vitamin C-rich foods, such as citrus fruits and juices.
Organic production of crucifers is presently an emerging industry in Alabama and other parts of the southern USA, and M.
Though some of our crop plants--for example crucifers (which include turnips, radishes, broccoli, and others) and chenopodia (spinach and beets)--do not form mutually dependent relationships with mycorrhizal fungi, most of them do.