cruciferous cruciferous

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to or belonging to the plant family Cruciferae

Usage(s):

  1. A number of studies have linked regular consumption of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli to a reduced risk of breast, colon and stomach cancers.
  2. The best of the bunch: cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cabbage, as well as citrus fruits.
  3. It has long been suggested that there is a link between cancer prevention and soy and broccoli plus other cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower.

News

  • Obama’s Favorite Food Is Broccoli and People Are Freaking Out About It

    Remember when the Supreme Court debated the constitutionality of Obamacare by talking a whole lot about broccoli? It was a big day for the cruciferous vegetable. “Everybody has to buy food sooner or later,” Justice Antonin Scalia said during the oral arguments. “Therefore, you can make people buy broccoli.”
    on July 10, 2013     Source: Takepart.com via Yahoo! News

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