The importance of the cabbage clan for our diets is from the high amounts of sulphurophane they contain. Sulphurophane is a compound touted for its anti-cancer properties. This compound was discovered when the diets of East Germany and West Germany were compared during the Cold War. East Germans were poorer, and cabbage consumption was high. The rate of cancer in the country was much lower than that of the more prosperous West Germans.
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