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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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halleri (Brassicaceae): An analysis of quantitative trait loci.
Las familias mas diversas fueron Asteraceae (33 especies), Poaceae (20), Fabaceae (7), Caryophyllaceae (6), Brassicaceae (5), Orobanchaceae (4) y Plantaginaceae (4) (Figura 3).
Erysimum is the second richest genus in Brassicaceae according to the Flora of Turkey, in which this genus is the range of 290 and 350 species and they are mostly perennial and biennial plants, distributed throughout Europe, the Mediterranean area, the Near East, and East Asia as well as North and Central America [11-14].
The species identified were Setaria spp, Digitaria sanguinalis (polynically analogue as Poaceae 35[mu]m, Portulaca oleracea, Chenopodium album, and Amaranthus quitensis (polynically analogated as Cheno/Ams), Agropyron repens (polynically analogated as Poaceae 25[mu]m), Brassica campestris (polynically analogated as Brassicaceae) and Polygonum convolvulus (polynically analogated as Polygonaceae).
(9) studied antioxidant compounds, flavonoids, and vitamin C, and also the antioxidant activity of four species from Brassicaceae vegetables used for salads such as watercress (Nasturtium oficinale), mizuna (Brassica rapa), wild rocket (D.
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xylostella larvae and a leaf of one of the Brassicaceae. As the nymphs developed, the number of larvae available increased, avoiding lack of prey, as well as cannibalism.
Where the largest families are: Brassicaceae, then Amaranthaceae and Asteraceae.
In similar way, many studies revealed that soil incorporation of plant materials of members of family Brassicaceae managed many soil-borne phytopathogens including Alternaria alternata, Aphanomyces euteiches and Verticillium dahliae (Muehlchen et al., 1990; Subbarao et al., 1994; Troncoso et al., 2005).
The composition of secondary and minor pollen was similar for both harvests, with Brassicaceae, Baccharis sp and Senecio sp as the most important taxa, due to their wide distribution and their broad and abundant flowering periods.