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Purple Kohlrabi

Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea

Mr. McGregor’s Farm Fresh Purple Kohlrabi

Common Name: Purple Kohlrabi

Description: The lively purple stems infuse hints of green as it graduates to the leaf. Purple Kohlrabi has a mildly pleasing flavor that provides a nice contrast to the more spicy microgreens.

Interesting Facts:

  • Kohlrabi is called the German Turnip.
  • Kohlrabi has been selectively bred to isolate certain selective traits.
  • Kohlrabi dates back to the 1500’s.

The following table provides the nutritional values for 1 cup (135 grams) of raw kohlrabi provided by the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009):

Calories 36
Protein 2.29 g
Carbohydrates 8.37 g
Fiber 4.9 g
Potassium 472 mg
Vitamin C 83.7 mg
Calcium 32 mg
Phosphorus 62 mg
Magnesium 26 mg
Choline 16.6 mg
Vitamin E .65 mg
Iron .54 mg
Niacin .54 mg
Pantothenic Acid .223 mg