What is kohlrabi?

Chances are you’ve heard of it, maybe even seen it, but you may not know exactly what it is. Kohlrabi is the odd-looking vegetable that shows up at farmers markets and has made its way into the produce section of many supermarkets. Kohlrabi (pronounced coal-ROB-ee) is a member of the cabbage family and it’s a knobby looking bulb that has a bright purple, pale green or white exterior. It’s important to note that there’s no flavor difference among varieties and once peeled, the inside is creamy white with a bright flavor and crisp, crunchy texture. The flesh of the kohlrabi is similar to the inside of a broccoli stem or a water chestnut in texture, but the flavor is sweet with a bit of a peppery bite, similar to a mild radish.

Diets rich in fruit and vegetables – foods that are low in fat and that may contain Vitamins C and A, and fiber – may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Just 1 cup of Green Giant Riced Veggies Kohlrabi contains 25% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C and is fat-free. Green Giant Riced Veggies Kohlrabi is also low in calories.

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How can I use kohlrabi?

What makes kohlrabi unique is its versatility. It goes from raw to cooked without missing a beat. Adding raw kohlrabi to salads adds flavor and crunch, sautéing or steaming mellows both the flavor and texture, while roasting intensifies the sweet flavor.

The hardest part about cooking with kohlrabi is peeling away the tough outer skin. The surface isn’t smooth, making it a bit of a chore to peel. You’ll need a sharp knife rather than a vegetable peeler to do the trick. Once peeled, kohlrabi requires a firm hand when slicing or chopping, as it’s a dense vegetable. With Green Giant Riced Veggies Kohlrabi, we have done all the prep work for you. The convenience of Riced Veggies makes it easy to incorporate this powerhouse vegetable into your diet. We’ve done the hard part of peeling and chopping this dense veggie. All that’s left for you to do is to cook, eat and enjoy it!

Don’t be intimidated by kohlrabi. Although it grows above the ground, it’s similar in appearance, flavor and texture to many root vegetables and you can apply the same cooking techniques from your favorite root vegetable to kohlrabi. Here are our favorite ways to eat this up and coming vegetable:

  1. Combine Kohlrabi Riced Veggies with diced apples and cider vinegar for a tangy slaw
  2. Sauté Kohlrabi Riced Veggies with diced onion and then add a touch of heavy cream
  3. Use Kohlrabi Riced Veggies as a fun topping for your tacos
  4. Add Kohlrabi Riced Veggies to mashed turnips or potatoes
  5. Puree Kohlrabi Riced Veggies with potatoes and broth for a delicious creamy soup
  6. Add Kohlrabi Riced Veggies to your favorite fried rice recipe
  7. Add Kohlrabi Riced Veggies to any soup, stew or salad
  8. Add Kohlrabi Riced Veggies to spinach or your favorite veggie dip for extra crunch and flavor
  9. Toss Kohlrabi Riced Veggies with olive oil and roast, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese
  10. Combine Kohlrabi Riced Veggies with an egg and breadcrumbs to make fritters

Top Health Benefits of Kohlrabi:

  • Improves Digestion
  • Helps in Weight Loss
  • Boosts Energy Level
  • Regulates Blood Pressure
  • Prevents Anemia
  • Improves Bone Strength
  • Eye Care
  • Increases your Metabolism


Try our delicious Kohlrabi Recipes

Kohlrabi Tabbouleh

Kohlrabi Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh is a simple Middle Eastern salad of very finely chopped vegetables. Luckily, we already riced the veggies for you! Add Green Giant® Riced Veggies Kohlrabi in place of bulgur wheat for a lighter take on this fresh salad. View Recipe
Kohlrabi and Apple Slaw with Pork Medallions

Kohlrabi and Apple Slaw with Pork Medallions

Kohlrabi is a tasty, crisp member of the cabbage family. Using Green Giant® Riced Veggies Kohlrabi with apple is a fantastic combo for this tangy slaw. View Recipe
Asian Turkey and Kohlrabi Lettuce Wraps

Asian Turkey and Kohlrabi Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce eat kohlrabi! Using a lettuce wrap is a fresh way to swap in more veggies. Try this light recipe that will make your taste buds go crazy with kohlrabi and delicious Asian flavors. View Recipe
Southwestern Riced Kohlrabi Salad

Southwestern Riced Kohlrabi Salad

A refreshing dip you can use as an appetizer with chips or use as a salsa over your next meal. View Recipe

Nutrition Facts

(per 1 cup of Green Giant® Riced Veggies Kohlrabi)
25 Calories
6g Carbohydrates
2g Protein
0g Fat
1g Fiber
0mcg Vitamin D (0% DV)
23mg Vitamin C (25% DV)
21mg Calcium (2% DV)
0mg Iron (0% DV)