cruciferous vegetable


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Noun1.cruciferous vegetable - a vegetable of the mustard family: especially mustard greens; various cabbages; broccoli; cauliflower; brussels sprouts
veg, vegetable, veggie - edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
mustard greens, Indian mustard, leaf mustard, mustard - leaves eaten as cooked greens
cabbage, chou - any of various types of cabbage
broccoli - branched green undeveloped flower heads
cauliflower - compact head of white undeveloped flowers
brussels sprouts - the small edible cabbage-like buds growing along a stalk of the brussels sprout plant
broccoli raab, broccoli rabe - slightly bitter dark green leaves and clustered flower buds
kohlrabi, turnip cabbage - fleshy turnip-shaped edible stem of the kohlrabi plant
radish - pungent fleshy edible root
turnip - root of any of several members of the mustard family
crucifer, cruciferous plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
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ANOTHER cruciferous vegetable is brussels sprouts, which contain flavones and indoles that have anti-cancer properties.
For each 10 gram-per-day increase in cruciferous vegetable intake, average carotid wall thickness was 0.8% lower.
In addition, each 10 grams per day higher in cruciferous vegetable intake was associated with 0.8 percent lower average carotid artery wall thickness.
There was an associated 0.006 mm (0.8 percent) lower mean CCA-IMT (P < 0.01) and 0.007 mm (0.8 percent) lower maximum CCA-IMT (P < 0.01) for each 10 g/d higher in cruciferous vegetable intake.
Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family along with broccoli, cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts and some other less common varieties.
My taste buds are so offended by this cruciferous vegetable that they trigger a kind of "gag reflex", literally blocking the digestive path to good health.
The cruciferous vegetable that seemed to always take a backseat to broccoli is trending.
Cabbage, the main ingredient in coleslaw, is a cruciferous vegetable. Cruciferous vegetables contain chemical compounds that help the body detoxify and rid itself of HCAs.
What would happen if they exposed frozen and blanched broccoli to tiny amounts of a related cruciferous vegetable like daikon radish?
Cauliflower, a cruciferous vegetable, is in the same plant family as broccoli, kale, cabbage, and collards.
"Basically, this study looked at total vegetable intake, total fruit intake, and cruciferous vegetable intake in two large cohorts of Chinese subjects and found that high intakes of total vegetables, particularly the cruciferous vegetables, were associated with a significantly reduced risk of death, particularly death due to cardiovascular disease," explains Susan Bowerman, MS, RD, assistant director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition.
Food is not Let's Make a Deal: Choose four handfuls a week of broccoli or any cruciferous vegetable to make prostate, breast and colon cancer much less likely.