The cruciferous vegetable family is comprised of some of the most powerful cancer-fighting vegetables around. In terms of nutrients, there is not other vegetable group that is as high in vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, and fiber as these. Cruciferous vegetables are also a rich source of Vitamin K as well as B Vitamins, aiding to their multi-vitamin namesake and anti-inflammatory, disease preventing effects. Better yet, many members of the cruciferous vegetables family are in season this time of year. Arugula, bok choy, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, dark leafy greens, radishes, rutabaga, turnips and more, here is a round-up of recipes that spotlight these ingredients!
By: Katie Cavuto, RD