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Cabbages Cabbage is a member of a large group of vegetables from the Brassica Oleracea and B. Rapa families. B. Oleracea includes Napa or Chinese cabbage, minzuna greens, and bok choy. B. Oleracea includes red and green cabbage, savoy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, collard greens, and kohlrabi. Inflourescents include broccoli and cauliflower. These families have believed to have been brought from Asia Minor to Europe in approximately 600 B.C. The word c
Brussels Sprouts The Brussels sprout is a member of the cabbage, or cruciferous family. (Variety gemmifer, species brassica oleracea) It is a bud on a stalk. It looks like a small cabbage head that grows on a thick stalk. The individual leaves can be removed from the head. There are approximately 20 - 40 buds per stalk. The whole stalk looks similar to “bells on a sleigh rein”. Brussels sprouts contain a chemical called isothiocyanates. (Prevents carcinogens from being ab