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Kohlrabi, a member of the cabbage family, is beginning to make a name for itself. Often overshadowed by the better known members of the brassica family like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage, kohlrabi is more reserved in its taste, which is delicately sweet. Kohlrabi means “cabbage turnip” in German and is said to have been ordered to be grown in the lands under Charlemagne’s reign. Resembling a hot air balloon, this vegetable has a turnip shaped ball that sprouts stems up to deep green leaves at the top. High in dietary fiber and low in calories, look for small kohlrabi no larger than 2 1/2″ in diameter, with deep green leaves still attached. Kohlrabi stores well, up to one month refrigerated.

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