The kohlrabi vegetable originated in northern Europe and 22 varieties now thrives world-wide, particularly in cool conditions.

 

Kohlrabi is not a root crop, but a Brassica and thus a member of the cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and broccoli family. The Kohlrabi grows above the ground, and not under the soil, and the bulb that is eaten is actually a part of the plant’s stem.

 

The vegetable looks and tastes similar to a turnip with a cool, crunchy texture and typically white, green or purple in the outer colour.

 

Health Benefits

 

 

  • Rich in fibre which helps weight management and regulation of the body’s digestive system. (1)

 

  • Provides large supplies of vitamin C which helps to maintain the immune system and healthy teeth. (2)

 

  • A vast number of antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which work to provide autoimmunity and prevent cancer. (3)

 

  • Plentiful in vitamin K which helps to maintain healthy blood pressure levels and strengthen bones. (4)

 

  • It boasts large quantities of vitamin A which promotes eye health. (5)

 

  • Contains B-vitamins which work together to increase the rate of metabolism in the body. (6)

 

Kohlrabi Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, raw

  Amt. Per
Serving
% Daily
Value*
Calories 27
Calories from Fat 1
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 20 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 6 g 2%
Dietary Fibre 4 g 14%
Sugar 3 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 103%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.

 

 

 

 

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