A family of vegetables. The most common members are:
- Brussels sprouts
These are “true vegetables,” unlike other foods such at corn, potatoes, and peas which people think are vegetables but actually fall into other categories (grains, tubers, and legumes, respectively).
Basically, when a nutritionist says, “Eat more green, leafy vegetables,” these are the things they’re talking about.
Why I Looked It Up
I was reading a book about Viacom president Sumner Redstone who was obsessed with living forever.
[He was…] fueled by a obsession with cruciferous vegetables that he credited with his longevity.