Tag Archives: Brassica

Did you know cauliflower, broccoli and their family members may reduce your stroke risk?

  While the botanical family of vegetables, known as Brassica, has a great reputation as cancer fighters, there’s new research, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, showing that they may also lower the risk of having a stroke. Brassica is the botanical name for illustrious group of vegetables which includes such members […]

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Roasted Asian Brussels Sprouts

    It’s hard to believe how Brussels sprouts could have been such a hated vegetable in my family. Truth be told, my method of preparation years ago (and my mother’s before me) was to boil them into mush. It seemed to bring out the vegetables worst qualities. Fast forward a number of years and […]

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Top scoring fruit and vegetable study – Is watercress really the best?

How do you define powerhouse fruits and vegetables? Don’t pitch your kale. Here’s why. Unless you’ve been in some remote part of the world over the past week, you’ve likely heard about the recent U.S.-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study which named watercress the number one choice in their list of Powerhouse […]

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A delicious recipe: Roasted Sesame Cabbage and Onions

This is the season to enjoy cabbage: it’s cheap and the quality is at its best. Cabbage is a member of the Brassica family, one that is well known for is cancer fighting arsenal.  Red or green, Napa, Chinese or Savoy – they’re all chock full of anti-cancer compounds. Add cabbage to soups and salads […]

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