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Kohlrabi

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

1 cup sliced = 135 g

  Average Quantity
per serving
% Daily Intake per serve Average Quantity
per 100 g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 152/36 2% 112/27
Protein (g) 2.2 4% 1.6
Fat, total (g) 1 0% 0.1
- saturated (g) 0.02 0% 0.01
Available carbohydrate (g) 4.1 1% 3.1
- sugars (g) 4 4% 3
Dietary Fibre (g) 4.9 16% 3.6
Sodium (mg) 149 6% 110
Vitamin C (mg) 36 91% RDI* 27
Folate (µg) 22 11% RDI* 16
Thiamin (mg) 0.11 10% RDI* 0.08
Potassium (mg) 324   240

Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ

Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs

*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)

Source: FOODfiles 2016

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