Excellent source of vitamin C. Good source of fiber.
What To Look For
Light green in color and sometimes sold with its edible greens attached. Choose small ones, and peel before using. Kohlrabi may be white, green or purple in color. Look for kohlrabi bulbs that appear fresh and that are less than three inches in diameter. Leaf stems should be succulent and tender. Large kohlrabi can be woody and tough.
Easy Storage and Preparation
With the leaf stems removed, kohlrabi can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks. Storage life can be extended if kohlrabi are placed in sealed plastic bags.
Excellent raw in salads or as a cooked vegetable. The crisp flesh can be served raw in salads, as a relish, or as a crunchy accompaniment to dips. The bulb can be sliced, cut into quarters, cubes or julienne strips and steamed until crisp but still tender. Kohlrabi bulbs can be hollowed out and stuffed with a vegetable or meat filling.