Cruciferous vegetables are part of the Brassicaceae (or Cruciferae) family. Vegetables in this family have a wide range of health benefits and seemingly endless culinary uses.
They get the “cruciferous” name from the Late Latin “crucifer” meaning “cross bearing” because of the fact that the flowers in this family of plants have four symmetrical petals that form a cross shape.
Here’s a list of cruciferous vegetables:
Broccoli Rabe (Rapini)