What is Kohlrabi?
Kohlrabi is a vegetable related to kale, cabbage and broccoli. It can be grown in green or purple varieties and has a white flesh. Both the bulb and the leaves can be eaten.
When is it in season?
In the UK, Kohlrabi is in season from July through to November.
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 similar to an apple.
- A great source of Vitamin C for a healthy immune system
- Contains Dietary fibre for healthy digestion
- Has antioxidant compounds which help keep your body healthy
- Is low in sugar and calories
What to do with it:
- Slice raw and include in salads or as a snack with dip
- Roast in the oven with a little olive oil and salt
- Stir fry with your favourite veggies
- Grill in foil for 10-12 minutes
- Steam and toss with salt, garlic and olive oil
- Grate into pancakes and fritters, or add to flat breads
- Make into slaw (see our recipe here)
- Many think Kohlrabi is a root vegetable, but it is actually grown above ground surrounded by tall, wide leaves.
- Kohlrabi’s history dates back nearly 2000 years and was grown on the land of the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire in 800 A.D.!
- It is pickled, grated into pancakes and fritters, and added to flat breads in many other parts of the world