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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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.
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.
Epidemiologic studies suggest that cruciferous vegetable intake may lower the overall risk of cancers including prostate cancer.
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.
The reduced risk with increased fluid intake held irrespective of smoking status; however, cruciferous vegetable consumption lowered risk only in nonsmokers.
15 ( ANI ): Researchers have said that a compound derived from cruciferous vegetable like cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli helps protect rats and mice from lethal doses of radiation.
And the cruciferous vegetable family, which includes cabbage, Brussels sprouts and broccoli, helps fight cancers of the stomach, prostate and lung, as well as oral cancer, according to Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN, senior nutritionist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
Epidemiologic studies have shown that dietary ITCs and cruciferous vegetable intake are inversely associated with bladder cancer risk in humans.