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Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi
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Availability

Kohlrabi is available from May to August.

 

Storage and Handling

Store in the refrigerator.Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

 

History

Kohlrabi is native to Europe.

 

Facts

  • Kohlrabi is a stout, round "tuber" like vegetable from the brassica family, which also includes cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale and Brussels sprouts
  • Kohlrabi can be green or purple with white flesh. It can be eaten raw or cooked
  • Kohlrabi has a similar taste and texture to that of a broccoli stem or cabbage, but is milder and sweeter

 

Growing Facts

  • Planting time varies with region/climate, it can be sown year-round with exception of the coldest winter months
  • Kohlrabi can be grown in most areas as it withstands frosts
  • The plant likes well drained soil and average sun shine to grow well

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 165g - 1 cup bulb, sliced, raw

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 185/45 112/27
Protein (g) 2.69 1.63
Fat, total (g) 0.17 0.1
- saturated (g) 0.021 0.013
Carbohydrate (g) 5.06 3.07
- sugars (g) 4.9 2.97
Dietary Fibre (g) 5.94 3.6
Sodium (mg) 181.5 110
Vitamin C (mg) 44.55 27
Folate (ug) 26.4 16
Thiamin (mg) 0.132 0.08
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.19 0.11
Potassium (mg) 396 240
Niacin (mg) 0.66 0.4
Calcium (mg) 34.65 21
Iron (mg) 0.33 0.2
Zinc (mg) 0.17 0.1
Riboflavin (mg) 0.017 0.01
Selenium (µg) 0.83 0.5

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research

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