Yet another key reason why I would not relate this healthy cross found in nature to the cross of Christ would be that the traditionally accepted shape of “the cross” may not necessarily be the historic. This is not said to enter into a debate about the actual shape of the cross of Christ but to point out the fact that that the Biblical word interpreted as cross is from the Greek word “starous” which literally means stake or post as an instrument of capital punishment, or figuratively, exposure to death or self-denial. So then the emphasis was put on its use and meaning but not necessarily its shape. This same emphasis is also seen in other words derived from crux as in “crucial decisions” or “excruciating pain”.
Nevertheless, the potency and health benefits of Cruciferous vegetables cannot be denied, and the divinely rendered design that identifies them is still just as impressive. All glory to the Father in thanksgiving for the grace available through finished work of His Son.
Links below may provide further study of subjects mentioned in this post.
A Tomb in Jerusalem Reveals the History of Crucifixion and Roman Crucifixion Methods
Why Eat Your Cruciferous Veggies?
The Cross-shaped Flowers of the Cruciferous
(Radish flower pictured above)