Kohlrabi – Not Another Root Vegetable!

Kohlrabi – Not Another Root Vegetable!

Kohlrabi is a classified as a brassica or cruciferous vegetable, although judging by its bulbous appearance, one would assume it’s a root vegetable, but surprisingly, it’s not.  It belongs to the same plant family as arugula, kale, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts.

Filling up on Fibre

Filling up on Fibre

Fibre is a carbohydrate found in plants that contributes to our well being in a number of ways. Fibre helps us feel full following a meal, helps lower cholesterol levels by absorbing and removing it, helps keep our bowels moving and helps regulate our blood sugar. Some types of soluble fibre, for example, inulin found in leeks, asparagus, onions, garlic and wheat and oats, have a pre-biotic effect on our gut.