This up and coming veggie has lots of potential in the kitchen. Its stem and leaves both offer an abundance of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Like all of the members of the brassica family, kohlrabi has many anti-oxidant and cancer fighting properties. It is often used to help balance blood sugar levels and so is a great addition to the diet for diabetics.

Many people who have access to kohlrabi become frustrated when trying to cook it! Purple kohlrabi can be cut julienne and simply eaten raw with any dip or hummus. Or try boiling kohlrabi, and sauteing with other veggies added to a ginger, garlic, and soy sauce dressing.