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
  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Broccoli sprouts
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbages – purple, green, Napa, savoy
  • Cauliflower
  • Collard greens
  • Cresses
  • Friarielli¬†
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Microgreens
  • Mustard Greens
  • Radishes
  • Romanesco
  • Rutabagas
  • Turnips