Kohlrabi: Have You Tried This Low-Carb Winter Delight?

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Kohlrabi is low in sodium and loaded with potassium to help keep your heart, blood pressure, and nervous system healthy. It is also diabetes-friendly. Kohlrabi’s high fiber and low carbohydrate content help support healthy blood glucose—also known as blood sugar levels.

Taste And Flavor

Kohlrabi is a very versatile vegetable that tastes as good raw as it does when cooked. Raw kohlrabi is crunchy with a mildly peppery taste, much like a radish. When cooked, it has a sweeter taste similar to turnips and parsnips. Although you’ll find both green and purple varieties of kohlrabi in stores, they all taste the same.

Buying And Storage

Typically available at farmers’ markets, kohlrabi can be found in stores year-round. Peak growing season is early fall through spring. When buying kohlrabi, look for firm, solid bulbs without cracks or bruises. They should be heavy for size. Unpeeled bulbs can be refrigerated in your crisper drawer for about