Monday, February 2, 2009


February at the Santa Rosa, California Farmers Market has a lot of fun and interesting looking vegetables including both the green and purple kohlrabi. Kohlrabi is a good vegetable to purchase if you want to support increased crop diversity and have something good for you and that is very versatile.

Kohlrabi is a good source of vitamin C and potassium. It is low in both sodium and calories. One cup diced and cooked kohlrabi contains only 40 calories and 140% of the RDA for vitamin C. You can eat them raw --turnip-y, boiled, roasted just about anyway you can think of..

Here are a couple of sites with kohlrabi recipes. Cook It Simply also has advice on purchasing and storage

Fom Simply Recipes a very eclectic collection of uses

Just vegetables has another good list.

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