Variety is an important part of a healthy diet, and brassicas are a great way to add a variety of tastes and nutrients to your menu. And when following a health-enhancing, nutrient-dense, low-carb/Keto lifestyle, brassicas are an excellent choice, since they are very low carb and packed with nutrients and deliciousness.

(For a list of other low carb vegetables, visit this post.)

bowl of brassicas


Note: always cook brassicas before eating them, as they are much more digestible that way, and brassicas when eaten raw can interfere with thyroid function.

Here’s a fairly comprehensive list of the vegetables in the Brassica family:

  • Arugula (salad rocket)
  • Bok choy (pak-choi)
  • Broccoflower
  • Broccoli
  • Broccoli rabe (rapini)
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Chinese broccoli (gai-lan)
  • Chinese cabbage or napa cabbage
  • Collard greens
  • Daikon radish
  • Garden cress
  • Horseradish
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi (German turnip)
  • Komatsuna (Japanese mustard spinach)
  • Mizuna (Japanese mustard)
  • Radish
  • Red cabbage
  • Romanesco
  • Savoy cabbage
  • Tatsoi (spinach mustard, rosette bok choy)
  • Turnip
  • Wasabi
  • Watercress
  • White Cabbage
  • Wild broccoli