Kohlrabi can be eaten/juiced in its uncooked form or cooked with other vegetables.
Kohlrabi is pronounced 'cole-rah-bee'
Kohlrabi ia an underrated, unusual member of the cabbage family, which forms a swollen, ball-like root just above soil level.
The mild flavour makes kohlrabi a popular vegetable with children, as does its slightly weird apperance.
It can be eaten in a variety of ways -
1. Sliced thin & eaten raw. When raw, kohlrabi is slightly crunchy & mildly spicy, like radishes. You can toss them in a salad or eat them on their own with a drizzle of good olive oil & a sprinkling of sea salt.
2. Made into fritters. This is a great way to get kids to eat their kohlrabi! Shred the vegetable & mix with an egg & a few tablespoons of flour. Heat oil or butter in a flat skillet, drop on small mounds, & flatten slightly with the back of your spatula. Turn after a few minutes, & serve when both sides are crispy.
3. In soup. We particularly like kohlrabi in a creamy, pureed soup with mild spices so that sweet kohlrabi flavour can really shine through. Also, try adding it to recipes for Cream of Potato, Cream of Broccoli, & even Cream of Mushroom soup!
4. Roasted. When roasted in the oven, the outside of the kohlrabi caramelizes, & the flavor sweetens & mellows. You can slice the kohlrabi thin for toasted "chips" or cube it. We like to toss it with other roasted veggies like eggplant & potatoes for a hearty side dish.
5. Steamed. This is kind of a cheat-suggestion because kohrabi can be used in literally anything once steamed. We throw steamed kohlrabi into frittatas, stir-fries, & pasta dishes. We also like to puree it with a little cream & simple spices
Kohrabi is found in a lot of Indian cooking, so it naturally does well with traditional Indian spices. Honestly, though, we tend to prefer it seasoned with just a nice sprinkling salt!
Kohlrabi, is low in cholesterol & saturated fat.
Although it looks like a root, it is actually a “swollen stem” that grows above the ground. The texture of kohlrabi is similar to that of the broccoli’s stem, but is sweeter & milder in taste with a tinge of radish.
To store, trim off the leaves & store unwashed, in a plastic bag in the fridge. Eat within the week.
Kohlrabi is one of the few foods that is both nutritious & filling. This makes it one of the better choices for weight loss. It also has an abundance of essential nutrients per calorie which makes it a healthier choice over other foods.
If you need an instant immune system boost, then try snacking on a cup of raw Kohlrabi.
Of all the vitamins in kohlrabi, vitamin C is the most abundant.
Kohlrabi is considered one of the healthiest foods
Kohlrabis grow above ground & are thus
exposed to more sunlight than the below ground vegetables
In the German language, it means "cabbage turnip." This aptly describes the family it came from--cabbage. Kohlrabi's appearance is almost a cross between a cabbage & a turnip. It has a turnip-shaped overgrown stem--the commonly eaten part--with leaves sprouting from it. There are several ways to prepare a kohlrabi. It can be eaten raw, grilled or stir-fried
When preparing kohlrabi for juicing, wash it clean & cut it up to the size that fits your juicer chute. No skin to peel. Mixes well with any greens & root vegetables.
Kohlrabi contains thiamin vitamins which contribute to normal brain function. Thiamin is needed for heart function & helps the body to release energy from food
|Serving size: 1 cup sliced - 165g|
|Fat, total (g)||0.17||0.20%||0.1|
|- saturated (g)||0.021||0.01%||0.013|
|- sugars (g)||4.9||5.40%||2.97|
|Dietary fibre (g)||5.94||19.80%||3.6|
|Vitamin C (mg)||44.55||111% RDI*||27||A good source of Vitamin C|
|Folate (µg)||26.4||13.2% RDI*||16||A source of Folate|
|Thiamin (mg)||0.132||12% RDI*||0.08||A source of Thiamin|
|Vitamin B6 (mg)||0.19||11.8% RDI*||0.11||A source of Vitamin B6|
|Potassium (mg)||396||240||Contains Potassium|
|Niacin (mg)||0.66||6.6% RDI*||0.4|
|Calcium (mg)||34.65||4.3% RDI*||21|
|Iron (mg)||0.33||2.8% RDI*||0.2|
|Zinc (mg)||0.17||1.4% RDI*||0.1|
|Riboflavin (mg)||0.017||1% RDI*||0.01|
|Selenium (µg)||0.83||0.1% RDI*||0.5|
|Vitamin E (mg)||0||0% RDI*||0|
|Vitamin A Equiv. (µg)||0||0% RDI*||0|