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Why are broccoli and cauliflower related?

Last Updated: 22nd April, 2020

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Their names have different meanings.
The word “broccoli” is derived from Italian and means, “flowering crest of a cabbage.” The word "cauliflower," on the other hand, comes from Latin, and means, “the flowers of a cabbage.” These are obviously two very different meanings.

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In respect to this, did broccoli come from cauliflower?

Brassica oleracea isn't just the source of broccoli. Its cultivars (a word for plants that can only be produced via selective breeding) include cauliflower, kohlrabi, kale, brussels sprouts, and the cabbages found in grocery stores.

One may also ask, what is broccoli and cauliflower called? Cruciferous vegetables are vegetables of the family Brassicaceae (also called Cruciferae) with many genera, species, and cultivars being raised for food production such as cauliflower, cabbage, kale, garden cress, bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and similar green leaf vegetables.

Additionally, what is broccoli related to?

Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family (family Brassicaceae, genus Brassica) whose large flowering head and stalk is eaten as a vegetable. Broccoli resembles cauliflower, which is a different cultivar group of the same Brassica species.

Is broccoli and cauliflower man made?

Broccoli is manmade. It was carefully bred by Italian farmers more than 2,000 years ago, carefully breeding different types of wild cabbage to create it. A blue whale's heart is the size of a car.

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