The weeds and crops are growing well! Which means this week we’re busy hand weeding. Weeding is actually quite a good job to de-stress but it is tough work nevertheless.
This weeks veg box is all about Cruciferous vegetables, so thats broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and romanesco (the pointed green thing). My plan at the start of the year is for a steady supply of veg, but the hot weather has meant that this week many crops are all ready to harvest at the same time.
The good news is that eating cruciferous veg is recommended as a way to fight off cancer cells forming in the body. There is a lot of information online if you type ‘Cruciferous Veg Fight Cancer’ into your search engine, but with all these keep your own counsel and make sure any data you find is backed up by solid research.
Cruciferous vegetables are vegetables of the family Brassicaceae.
Many cultivars are being raised for food production such as cauliflower, cabbage, garden cress, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts and similar green leaf vegetables. The family takes its alternate name (Cruciferae, New Latin for "cross-bearing") from the shape of their flowers, whose four petals resemble a cross.
Over the next few months we have planned that these vegetables will be in your box, but more importantly research has shown that they are very beneficial to the human body.
Cruciferous vegetables contain glucosinolates which are under basic research for their potential properties of affecting some types of cancer.
So keep eating your cruciferous vegetables and reap the benefits!
All the vegy best, David x