KOHLRABI

KOHLRABI

BENEFITS

  • High in vitamin C, potassium, and cancer preventing antioxidants and bioflavonoids.
  • High in dietary fiber.

DRAWBACKS

  • May cause gas in some people

Similar to both cabbages and turnips, kohlrabi comes from the same cruciferous plant family. Because the bulb, which is the edible part of the plant, is not as rich in nutrients as the flowers  or leaves, kohlrabi is not in the same nutritional league as broccoli, brussels sprouts, and kale. Still, it is a good source of vitamin C; a one- to two-cup serving provides 60 percent of the Recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for adult women. It also has about 250 mg of potassium, some fiber, and only 25 calories.

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