Other names: Su Hao (Vietnamese)
Name origin: from the German Kohl (cabbage) and Rabi (turnip)
About: Kohlrabi is an underappreciated odd-ball of a vegetable. It’s neither root, nor stalk, but rather a swollen stem. It takes the form of a pale green or purple globe about the size of an apple, with dark green leaf-topped stems. Kohlrabi bulbs have a mild, almost sweet flavor and a delightful, juicy crunch. The leaves are edible and mild-flavored, too.
Season: Fall, winter, spring
Storage: In the crisper
Cleaning: Peel tough, fibrous skin of the bulb. Wash leaves as you would any other green.
Nutrition: Nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich. Good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C and vitamin B6
Preparations: Bulb: raw, blanched, roasted, glazed, pureed, grilled. Leaves: sautéed, steamed, braised.