First Published August. 4, 2014 – Updated August. 14, 2021
Broccoli and cauliflower are part of the cruciferous or mustard family.
In scientific terms, it is called the Brassicaceae family. It composes a wide array of plants that offer tons of health benefits.
One health benefit in particular is the vegetables have cancer fighting effects.
Scientific studies have shown possible associations between intake of cruciferous vegetables and the risk of cancer.
The cancers studied with this association include prostate, colorectal, breast, and lung cancers.
All studies were Cohort studies, including scientists from the Netherlands, Sweden, United States, and Europe ( source National Cancer Institute ).
To get the possible cancer fighting effects, eat 4 servings per week.
Read more about The Broccoli – Essence of Real Food
So if you just decided to like cauliflower, there is no better time then right now and with such a great recipe: Chopped Broccoli Tomato and Bacon Salad.
This salad can even be a meal in itself as it contains protein, with both the bacon and eggs included.
Enjoy the video.
Chopped Broccoli Tomato and Bacon Salad
4 bunches broccoli, chopped
½ head cauliflower, chopped
12 bacon strips, cooked and cut into 1 inch strips
1 cup tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/3 cup white onion, chopped
2 hard-cooked eggs, diced
1 cup mayonnaise (homemade recipe to follow)
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
In a large salad bowl, combine the; set aside.
In a large salad bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar.
Add broccoli, cauliflower, bacon, tomatoes, onion and eggs.
Mix vegeatble/bacon miture with wet ingredients, till well coated. Plate and serve.
Watch the video for homemade mayonnaise, made with both olive oil and avocado oil.
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