By Deliana
134 days ago

Kohlrabi

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It might look like something that’s extraterrestrial in nature, but kohlrabi, Brassica oleracea, also called knol-khol is actually native to northern Europe but now thrives all over the world today. Its name comes from the German words “kohl” and “rube,” and literally translates to “cabbage turnip.”
It looks like a turnip with leaves growing from it and standing out like spokes. But what kohlrabi lacks in beauty, it makes up for in flavor. It’s described to have a “sweet flavor that’s somewhere between a turnip and a water chestnut, with a crisp, crunchy texture.” The plant can be eaten raw as well as cooked. When prepared the outer two fibrous layers are peeled before being used in salads. It can be cooked as you would carrots or turnips, and tastes great in salads, pies, or simply grilled or roasted.
Health benefits of kohlrabi:
- is a great vegetable to help weight loss because it is low in calories, high in fiber, and nutritionally dense.
- is a rich source of carotene, including beta-carotene, which acts as an antioxidant in the body, particularly in the eyes.
- contains high levels of phytochemicals and carotenes, which are considered some of the most important antioxidant compounds for the prevention of cancers
- one cup of kohlrabi contains 140 percent of vitamin C. Vitamin C is hypothesized to increase the production of cytokines and lymphocytes to fight infections
- an increased potassium intake and decreased sodium intake has been linked to a lowered blood pressure.
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