FoodDiscover the health benefits of kohlrabi – a vitamin powerhouse

Discover the health benefits of kohlrabi – a vitamin powerhouse

This vegetable is a real bomb of vitamins and minerals, and we eat it far too rarely. The season for it is just starting.
This vegetable is a real bomb of vitamins and minerals, and we eat it far too rarely. The season for it is just starting.
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1:04 PM EDT, June 1, 2024

Kohlrabi is a modest vegetable often unfairly overlooked in our kitchens. And it's a shame! It is a true treasure trove of vitamins and minerals, low in calories, and delicious. The season for it is starting now, so it's the perfect time to include it in your diet.

Kohlrabi delights the palate and offers numerous health benefits. Although it is available at markets year-round, it tastes best in late spring and early summer. In the U.S., kohlrabi has been popular for many years, but unfortunately, we still eat it too rarely. Let's find out why it is worth reaching for more often and how to fully prepare it to enjoy its beneficial properties.

Kohlrabi - a treasure trove of vitamins and minerals

Kohlrabi contains, among others:


  • Vitamin C - 3.5 ounces of this vegetable meets the daily requirement for this nutrient! It boosts immunity and lowers blood pressure.
  • B vitamins - essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system, production of red blood cells, and healthy sleep.
  • Calcium, copper, potassium, magnesium, and iron are minerals that help maintain healthy bones, improve circulation, and ensure the proper functioning of muscles.
  • Anti-cancer compounds - indole-3-carbinol, sulforaphane, and isothiocyanates.

Kohlrabi is also low in calories—3.5 ounces provides only 45-55 calories. It's an ideal choice for those watching their figure!

How to eat kohlrabi?

Kohlrabi can be eaten in many ways:


  • Raw: Young kohlrabi has a sweet and distinct taste, making it perfect for eating raw. Just peel and wash it.
  • Cooked: Older kohlrabi can be cooked for about 20 minutes in salted water.
  • Fried: Lightly fried in butter, kohlrabi is a delicious addition to various dishes.
  • Pickled: Pickling kohlrabi enhances its flavor and health properties. It can be eaten as a snack or as an addition to meals.

Kohlrabi is a vegetable worth eating regularly! It is delicious, healthy, and low in calories. Take advantage of the kohlrabi season and include it in your diet!

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