What is kohlrabi?
Kohlrabi is a vegetable related to kale, cabbage and broccoli. It can be grown in green or purple varieties and has white flesh. Both the bulb and the leaves can be eaten.
What does it taste like?
Kohlrabi has been described as tasting somewhat like a cross between a cucumber and mild broccoli. It has a light flavour and a juicy, crisp flesh like an apple.
Kohlrabi is a great source of:
• Vitamin C for a healthy immune system
• Dietary fibre for healthy digestion
• Antioxidant compounds which help keep your body healthy
• Low sugar, low calorie
Enjoy Kohlrabi many ways
• Slice raw kohlrabi and include in salads or as a snack with dip
• Roast in the oven with a little olive oil and salt
• Stir-fried with your favourite vegetables
• Grilled in foil for 10-12 minutes
• Steamed and tossed with salt garlic and olive oil
How to Prepare Kohlrabi
When eating the kohlrabi bulbs, it’s best to peel the hard skin off the bulb carefully with a knife.
There will be a second layer of fibrous flesh as well which is best peeled away to expose the crisp, white flesh.
Chop, grate, or slice kohlrabi according to recipe or eat raw like an apple.