Are broccoli and cauliflower related?



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    Broccoli and cauliflower are both related to each other along with cabbage and mustard. Despite claims that the two are so similar they’re nearly interchangeable, there are some noted differences between these two vegetables. They look different, they don’t taste exactly the same, and they offer distinctive nutrients.

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    Yes, broccoli and cauliflower are part of the same cultivar group, Brassica oleracea. Specifically, broccoli belongs to the subgroup Brassica oleracea Italica Group, and cauliflower belongs to the Brassica oleracea Botrytis Group. In addition to those two subgroups, there are five more: Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (kale and collard greens), Brassica oleracea Alboglabra Group (Chinese broccoli), Brassica oleracea Capitata Group (cabbage), Brassica oleracea Gemmifera Group (brussels sprouts), and Brassica oleracea Gongylodes Group (kohlrabi).

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