Move over kale. Kohlrabi is about to enjoy a resurgence in popularity and with good reason! Kohlrabi, also known as German turnip, is a round, tuberous vegetable belonging to the brassica family (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and kale). Its taste can be described as the meeting of broccoli and cabbage.
While kohlrabi is only now making a name for itself in the United States, it has long been a major player on the international food scene. Cultivated in Europe since the 1500s, this vegetable is particularly beloved in Germany. Translated, its name can be broken down into ‘kohl’ (German for cabbage), ‘rabi’ (turnip), providing an accurate description of what it tastes like. Germans are both the largest producers and consumers of kohlrabi, they serve it alongside everything from eggs to roasts to salads.
Kohlrabi also makes frequent appearances in Indian cuisine. Referred to as ‘knolkhol’, kohlrabi pairs well with the warm spices native to India. There, you might find it plated with dal and brown rice, or pickled to be consumed with bread and yogurt. It is high in fiber and has a high ratio of vitamin content including B-12, A and C. Loaded with iron, and boasting purported anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties, kohlrabi is virtually one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet.
One of the main reasons that kohlrabi has found its way to our shores is that it is extremely healthy. Nutrient packed and with a stunning appearance. More study on the nutritional values associated with kohlrabi need to be done, but without a doubt consuming these tasty microgreens are good for you and taste great.
Our Zesty Kohlrabi Microgreen Kit contains everything you need to grow 3 complete trays of this delicious microgreen.
Alan Yoshioka is chief tinkerer at Urbafresh, this blog will reflect current topics, products and experiments being studied.
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