EN on Foods

September 2004 Issue

Cauliflower Blooms With Cancer Protection

The Folklore. “Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education,” Mark Twain once said, alluding to its high status within the humble family of cruciferous vegetables. The Findings. Cruciferous vegetables contain unique anticancer compounds, including glucosinolates and isothiocyanates, which stimulate enzymes that deactivate carcinogens.

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