Kohlrabi, also known as German turnip, is a cruciferous vegetable.
Despite its name, kohlrabi is not a root vegetable and does not belong to the turnip family. Instead, it belongs to the Brassica genus of plants and is related to cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower.
It has a long leafy stem and round bulb that’s usually purple, pale green, or white. It’s always white-yellow on the inside.
Kohlrabi’s taste and texture are similar to those of broccoli stems and cabbage, although it is slightly sweeter.
The bulb is widely used in salads and soups but can also be roasted or sautéed. Its leaves and stems are slightly crunchy and cook similarly to collard greens.
Kohlrabi is very nutritious and offers various health benefits.