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Kohlrabi : Nutrition Facts & Benefits

Kohlrabi : Nutrition Facts & Benefits

Kohlrabi, also known as German turnip is a tuberous vegetable. They have similar taste and texture as that of broccoli stem, the more tender the stem, the more crispy and tasty they are. Kohlrabis are called knol-khol in South India and are easily available.

Some of the major health benefits of this vegetable are:

  • Kohlrabi is low in calories- about 27 calories per 100 g and contains a negligible amount of fat and zero cholesterol.
  • Fresh kohlrabi stems provides about 102% of RDA of vitamin C which helps the human body maintain healthy connective tissues, teeth, and gums.
  • These vegetables also help in avoiding cold, cough, and infections and help in boosting immunity.
  • The vegetable is rich in antioxidants and assists the human body in preventing diseases and cancers.
  • Kohlrabi is rich in phytochemicals such asisothiocyanates, sulforaphane, and indole-3-carbinol that are supposed to protect against prostate and colon cancers.

Over all, it is a very beneficial vegetable that can be used raw in salad/coleslaw or even cut with onions and tomatoes. It can be made into sabzi and eaten with Indian breads. Don’t forget to include this vegetable at least once a week to gain maximum benefits.