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Vitamins and minerals in fresh food.”


Kohlrabi is an unusual vegetable in the way it grows. It grows above ground and the leaves grow from the bulb. There are a few varieties, the purple (knol-knol) and the white, the latter seems more readily available.

It is a nice addition to your diet and should be eaten regularly, because it is rich in dietary fibre and is low in calories, high in the Vitamin B group and rich in minerals, the same as it’s family the brassicas, cabbage etc. The leaves are an added bonus, as they contain vitamins A, K minerals and also the vitamin B group. Kohlrabi can be eaten raw or steamed or mixed in with a stir-fry.

Make sure the bulb is fresh and has no cracks in it, because that makes them tough and hard to chew. Choose wisely when you buy them.

Vitamins: C, very high, B6, B1, B9, B5, B3, B2, Vit A, Vit K.

Minerals: Copper high, Phosphorous, Manganese, Iron, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium, Selenium.


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