Find out the why eating kohlrabi can provide you with the numerous health benefits you need.
With a handful of stems jutting out from a round apple-sized bulb, kohlrabi works a “u.f.o. of vegetables” kind of vibe. At first glance, who doesn’t wonder, what the heck is that? Well, it’s a close cousin to stem cabbage veggies (crucifers), and its flavor and crunchy texture seem like a cross between turnips and broccoli. In addition, like its cruciferous cousins, its health benefits are numerous.
Cancer Fighter: Definitely.
That hallmark pungent aroma and strong flavor found in kohlrabi (and other cruciferous veggies) comes from potent cancer-fighting compounds called glucosinolates. Also a plus are a whole laundry list of healthful nutrients, including a generous amount of blood-pressing lowering potassium, and multiple disease-fighting chemicals including eight different glucosinolates, twelve anthocyanins, two carotenoids (mostly in vegetable skins), and seven phenylpopanoids. We call that power-packed.