Kohlrabi is a vegetable from the cruciferous family, known as ‘kohlrabi’ in Europe, although it has just begun to be recognized in our country. Both the tuber and the leaves of this vegetable, which has light green and purple colors, can be consumed. Dietitian Deniz Zünbülcan lists 10 reasons to eat kohlrabi.
one. Kohlrabi is rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. It has a satiating feature with its fiber content. It is also very low in calories. It is a good alternative for people who want to lose weight or maintain their form.
2.It is a source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C and calcium, potassium, phosphorus and iron.
3.This herb, which has a very high antioxidant capacity, has a protective effect especially against lung and large intestine cancer.
4.People with high blood pressure can consume it for treatment purposes.
5.It is protective against heart and circulatory system diseases.
6. It has high vitamin C content. It is a vegetable that should be consumed by smokers, those who have flu or colds, and those who want to strengthen their immune system.
7.This vegetable, which is rich in B vitamins, can also be consumed in the treatment of nervous system diseases.
8.It is curative for shortness of breath, asthma and bronchitis.
9.Women who are new mothers can benefit from its milk-increasing feature.
10.Kohlrabi, which prevents the formation of kidney stones, also helps to reduce kidney stones.
HOW TO CONSUME?
The way kohlrabi is consumed is also quite diverse. You can make salad, soup or food from the tuber part, or you can make a wrap from the leaves. If you use bulgur or einkorn bulgur instead of rice while making the wrap, you will have a healthier and fuller meal.
People with any ailments should not consume this vegetable without consulting their dietitian. Especially people who need to eat rich in iodine should definitely consume it in consultation with their dietitians. Because, like all cruciferous vegetables, kohlrabi has a reducing effect on iodine absorption.