What do cauliflower and broccoli have in common? They are both cruciferous vegetables, super-nutritious and best eaten raw.

R.A.W. I love raw food. It feels so alive, all crunchy and juicy and electric.

Other cruciferous vegetables are radish, land cress, watercress, garden cress, mustard, kale, collard greens, cabbage, brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, bok choy, komatsuna, turnips, rutabaga, canola, arugula, daikon, wasabi.

All are best eaten raw to preserve myrosinase, an enzyme known to activate sulforaphane, which removes carcinogens from the body and inhibits tumor growth. (Read more about Anti-Cancer Foods and Broccoli Power.)

So what’s in my lunch salad? Lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, sweet pepper and topped with maple cranberry sauce. Superpowers on a plate.

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