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Kohlrabi: One of the Most Amazing Vegetables You’ve Never Heard Of

May 2019

What is it?

Kohlrabi (pronounced kohl-rah-be), also called a German turnip, is part of the brassica (cruciferous vegetable) family which includes cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, and Savoy cabbage. It has a white, green or purple bulb, white center and has leaves sprouting up from the top, which are edible as well and great in salads.

Kohlrabi is one of the few vegetables that is equally appealing raw or cooked. When raw, it tastes like a milder version of broccoli. When cooked, its sweetness really comes out, with hints of apple or jicama. Because of this versatility, it has become a prevalent ingredient in many of our products here at Mann’s.

It’s healthy!

Vegetables have moved from the side to center of the plate over the last few years, and rightly so because of their plethora of nutritional benefits. Kohlrabi is no slouch in that department, with 62 mg of Vitamin C per 85 g serving. Compare that to one small (85 g) orange, which offers up 53 mg. Plus it’s low in calories and fat (source: USDA).

Kohlrabi featured in different cuts

How to cook with it?

The options are endless when it comes to this versatile and recipe-friendly veggie. You can slice kohlrabi into sticks and eat raw, like jicama, with your favorite dip. Spiralize and use it as a substitute for pasta. Or slice it into steak-like cuts and grill for a Meatless Monday “burger” option or use raw in salads and slaws.

 

Mann, we make it easy!

At Mann’s, we’re huge fans of Kohlrabi, so much so that we now have 13 products that feature it! Kohlrabi is included in most of Mann’s Nourish Bowls, and has a starring role as a vegetable noodle in the Spicy Thai, Basil Pesto and Tomato Bolognese bowls.  If you’re looking to turn one of our Nourish Bowls into a delicious dinner for two, one of our favorite recipes is the Spicy Thai Nourish Bowl with Coconut Crusted Shrimp.

Also be sure to try our Mann’s Veggie Slaw Blends, many of which contain kohlrabi. They can be roasted, sautéed or eaten raw as an addition to delicious meals like the Power Blend Tuna Salad or Pineapple Pesto Chicken Wrap.

10 Comments

  • Tamra Rondone says:

    What stores can these be purchased, I’ve yet to see them

  • Beverly Crane says:

    Have purchased a number of your products, am concerned about the sodium content. Any plans to cut back on that element?

    • Loree Dowse says:

      Hi Beverly,
      Thank you for your comment. We understand this concern that our customers have expressed to us. Our product development team is always exploring ways to cut the sodium content down for sure. Hopefully in the future we can get the sodium down to a point without sacrificing taste. But yes, we are on it. Thank you again for your comment.

  • paul hydock says:

    You guys never cease to amaze me ! Keep up the great work ! My family and I love your line of products and buy them often. We would really appreciate it if you could send us some coupons on any of your product. Our favorite is the Powerblend , but we truly love them all !

    • Loree Dowse says:

      Hi Paul,
      Thank you for those kind words about our products. We sadly ended our coupon program last year. We have partnered with Ibotta and offer discounts on their platform for some of our items. You can download their app on your phone. Thank you again for being a fan of our products.

  • Used your store locator. No stores locally in Ohio. Can the kohlrabi Linguine be purchased directly from the Manufacturer and shipped to me. Thanks

    • Loree Dowse says:

      Hi Robert,
      I am sorry to hear that you’re not able find Kohlrabi “Linguine” locally. We sadly do not sell our product directly to our customers. Have you tried talking to the produce manager at your local store where other Mann products are sold? You could ask if they would be willing to order and carry this item. This would be our next recommendation and most of our customers have luck by asking for the item to be carried. Hoping you’re able to get this product soon.

  • Lisa Kisch says:

    Another very good and informative email! Love the Power Blend w/all the kohlrabi!!!

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