Kohlrabi (brassia oleracea var. gongylodes)
Kohlrabi shares its botanical name with its close relative, broccoli. However, 'kohl' (cabbage) and 'rabi' (turnip) better describes this delicate vegetable. Many botanists believe kohlrabi is actually a hybridization of these two vegetables.
The vegetable appeared suddenly in Europe in the middle of the 16th century. It offers generous amounts of vitamins A and C and emphasizes the minerals potassium and calcium. Kohlrabi is high in fiber and sports only 40 calories per cup serving.
- Store kohlrabi globe and leaves separately. The globe will last for a month refrigerated in a plastic bag.
- Wrap leaves in a damp towel or plastic bag and keep in hydrator drawer of the refrigerator. Use greens as soon as possible.