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Old Yesterday, 04:10 PM
Location: Virginia
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Not especially Earth Shattering information but I had no idea that all of these were from one plant!

Thought that I might not be the only one to find this interesting.

You may never have heard of the plant Brassica Oleracea, but you've definitely eaten it.

Six vegetables you can find in any grocery store and which most people eat on a regular basis are actually all from this one plant. Over the last few thousand years, farmers have bred Brassica Oleracea into six "cultivars" that eventually became many of the vegetables we eat:

This one plant was selectively bred over hundreds of years to create dozens of wildly different vegetables. By selecting and breeding plants with bigger leaves, or larger buds, the different cultivars (also known as subspecies) were created.


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Old Yesterday, 07:23 PM
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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They left out radishes and turnips.
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Old Yesterday, 07:34 PM
Location: too far from the sea
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How interesting! I did know that food group was all related because my allergy Dr told me that if you are allergic to one, you will be allergic to the others--all closely related. But I never knew they were one plant and not that they came from the mustard plant either.

Radishes and turnips are not related to them, are they? (I love turnips but radishes burn too much and I can't eat something that hurts.) Rutabegas are a turnip. I love them more than the little turnips.
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Old Today, 03:55 AM
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has this been genetically modified????? gmo??? say it aint so!!

very interesting!!

from this one plant.....with human intervention we get all these other veggies?? or if the plant was growing by itself all the buds would fall off to grow the different plants??
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Old Today, 09:29 AM
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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This is very interesting to say the least. I can see the relationship but never dreamed they, basically were form the same plant. Now I wonder about things like bok choy? it always seemed to me to be part of the cabbage family, more so than Kale.
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Old Today, 11:45 AM
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Location: SF, CA
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Default Collard Greens too

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