Pass the greens (or cabbage, or brussel sprouts, or…), please

Hold the salt!  Hold the fatback!

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Eating lots of carrots and cruciferous vegetables — collard greens, cabbage, broccoli — could reduce breast cancer risk, particularly an aggressive form common among African American women, suggests a large new study.

I had brussel sprouts for dinner last night.

From Wikipedia:

Cruciferous vegetables. The vegetables are widely cultivated, with many genera, species, and cultivars being raised for food production. The family takes its alternate name (Cruciferae, New Latin for “cross-bearing”) from the shape of their flowers, whose four petals resemble a cross.

common name genus specific epithet Cultivar Group
horseradish Armoracia rusticana
land cress Barbarea verna
ethiopian mustard Brassica carinata
kale Brassica oleracea Acephala Group
collard greens Brassica oleracea Acephala Group
Chinese broccoli (kai-lan) Brassica oleracea Alboglabra Group
cabbage Brassica oleracea Capitata Group
brussels sprout Brassica oleracea Gemmifera Group
kohlrabi Brassica oleracea Gongylodes Group
broccoli Brassica oleracea Italica Group
broccoflower Brassica oleracea Italica Group × Botrytis Group
broccoli romanesco Brassica oleracea Botrytis Group / Italica Group
cauliflower Brassica oleracea Botrytis Group
wild broccoli Brassica oleracea Oleracea Group
bok choy Brassica rapa chinensis
komatsuna Brassica rapa pervidis or komatsuna
mizuna Brassica rapa nipposinica
Rapini (broccoli rabe) Brassica rapa parachinensis
flowering cabbage Brassica rapa parachinensis
chinese cabbagenapa cabbage Brassica rapa pekinensis
turnip root; greens Brassica rapa rapifera
rutabaga Brassica napus napobrassica
siberian kale Brassica napus pabularia
canola/rapeseed Brassica rapa/napus oleifera
wrapped heart mustard cabbage Brassica juncea rugosa
mustard seeds, brown; greens Brassica juncea
mustard seeds, white Brassica (or Sinapis) hirta
mustard seeds, black Brassica nigra
tatsoi Brassica rosularis
arugula (rocket) Eruca vesicaria
garden cress Lepidium sativum
watercress Nasturtium officinale
radish Raphanus sativus
daikon Raphanus sativus longipinnatus
wasabi Wasabia japonica

Brussel sprouts, heirloom tomato, oregano, basil, balsalmic vinegar, olive oil (pre cooked)

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