Kohlrabi is a vegetable that is part of the cabbage family and is often referred to as German Turnip. It looks similar to a turnip and comes with purple, white, or green skin but the flesh inside is white. The leaves, stem and skin are all edible and the whole thing can be eaten raw or cooked.
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. In fact, a cup of raw kohlrabi has almost 84 mg of vitamin C, which is more than enough to meet your daily requirements. It also has a good amount of the B vitamins, such as vitamin B6, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and folate. B vitamins play a role in increasing metabolic rates and maintaining healthy skin and hair.
It has approximately 8 grams of carbohydrates and, almost 5 grams of this is from dietary fiber. This makes it a great source of energy and helps to keep you full longer whilst being beneficial for your digestion. Kohlrabi is a powerhouse of minerals too and contains magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, iron, selenium. and particularly high levels of potassium. The best part of all is that it’s super low in calories with a cup at only 36Kcal. Shred it on your salads, sautee it with your veggies or just bite into it like an apple! It is so versatile, here are some recipes to inspire you:
Kohlrabi Asian Salad
Shaved Kohlrabi with Apple and Hazelnuts