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Kohlrabi – All You Need to Know

If you’ve ever been to the grocery store or farmers market and spotted a strange-looking, light green vegetable that looks like it could be something from another planet, then chances are you have encountered kohlrabi. This unique root vegetable has become increasingly popular in recent years and for good reason. Its flavor is mild and pleasant, its nutrition value is high, and it’s incredibly versatile in the kitchen. Let’s take a look at why you should give this unusual vegetable a try.

What Is Kohlrabi?

Kohlrabi is part of the Brassica family, which also includes cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, collard greens and turnips. It has the texture of a crisp apple and the taste of a mild radish. The edible portion of kohlrabi actually swollen stem or bulb. The leaves also edible but often bitter so they best used as compost or fodder for livestock.
Kohlrabi eaten raw or cooked — when cooked takes on a sweet flavor reminiscent of potatoes — roasted, sautéed or boiled. It pairs well with other vegetables such as carrots and onions and can also be added to soups, salads or stir fries.

Nutrition Facts

Kohlrabi is an excellent source of vitamins C and K as well as dietary fiber and potassium. It also contains smaller amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc. Low in calories (about 25 calories per cup) but high in nutrients making it an excellent addition to any diet.


Kohlrabi may look intimidating with its unusual shape but don’t let that stop you from giving this vegetable a try! full of nutrition benefits making an ideal addition to your diet while mild flavor makes it versatile enough to use in many dishes.

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