Cruciferous are vegetables (choi 菜) of the family Brassicaceae (also called Cruciferae). They are said to contain a good amount of calcium and phosphorus as well as many other minerals and vitamins. They are our good friends and should be included in our daily meals.
Although most of the cruciferous are available all year round they are cool season crops.
Here are the most common cruciferous vegetables (in alphabetical order) found at
Hong Kong markets (most of them are pictured on my Local Vegetables Page).
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