Kohlrabi, My New Favorite!

By CSA Member, Susan Wanderman

Have you wondered what that greenish-white vegetable with tubes sticking out of it

is? It’s kohlrabi! The name kohlrabi comes from a German word meaning cabbage

turnip. It is a member of the cabbage family, not a root vegetable, although it does

resemble one. While it might be new for some of us, records show that kohlrabi has

been grown in northern Europe in its present form since at least the 1500s. It was

brought to the United States around 300 years later.

Although kohlrabi can be eaten raw, I prefer to dice it after it is peeled, and cook it

in the microwave with some butter (I prefer salted). I can taste it now, crispy, sweet

and buttery. Yum!

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