FoodYoung kohlrabi: Discover health benefits and a simple slaw recipe

Young kohlrabi: Discover health benefits and a simple slaw recipe

Kohlrabi salad - not only tasty but also healthy
Kohlrabi salad - not only tasty but also healthy
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8:47 AM EDT, May 28, 2024

In June, the season for young kohlrabi begins. We don't know about you, but we certainly won't miss the opportunity to enjoy this vegetable’s remarkable health benefits and the delicious taste of kohlrabi slaw. It's so simple!

Kohlrabi is not the most popular vegetable. Many people know it only by name, and they cannot describe its taste or health benefits. Although kohlrabi isn't a beauty pageant winner among vegetables, it's worth adding to your diet more often than just occasionally. Why? Let's explain.

Kohlrabi for Health

Why is it worth consuming kohlrabi? It's straightforward. First, it is a very low-calorie vegetable and can be a crucial ingredient in weight-loss diets. 3.5 ounces of kohlrabi contains only 27 calories, which isn't the only aspect that aids in weight management. This vegetable also has a large amount of dietary fiber, which makes us feel complete without the caloric cost. Perfect, right?

Additionally, kohlrabi contains significant amounts of sulfur glycosides with anti-cancer effects. The vegetable also has antifungal, antibacterial, and detoxifying properties. It's also worth mentioning the vitamins—primarily A, C, and those from the B group- and minerals like potassium, copper, manganese, and phosphorus. This can be absorbed through a simple kohlrabi slaw, for which the recipe is provided below.

Kohlrabi Slaw



  • 2 kohlrabi
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream (18%)
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon natural yogurt
  • lemon juice to taste
  • dill
  • salt
  • pepper
  • sugar


Kohlrabi is a healthy, although not very popular, vegetable.
Kohlrabi is a healthy, although not very popular, vegetable.© Canva | Hans


  1. Peel the kohlrabi and cut it into thin sticks. Transfer to a bowl and add chopped dill.
  2. Mix the mayonnaise, natural yogurt, and sour cream, and pour over the kohlrabi and dill. Add lemon juice (1 tablespoon should be enough), salt, pepper, and sugar to taste. Mix everything thoroughly. Before serving, refrigerate—the slaw tastes best when cold. Enjoy!
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